The Federal Indian Service and Intertribal Identity at the Turn of the 20th Century

Cathleen Cahill, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of New Mexico

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free

Cathleen Cahill will discuss her recently published book, Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the US Indian Service. She will also share her continued investigation of the careers of indigenous employees at the turn of the 20th century, including Peter Paquette, the Ho-Chunk and French superintendent on the Navajo reservation, and Marie Bottineau Baldwin, Turtle Mountain Chippewa and French clerk in the Indian Office who was also the first female Native lawyer and co-founder of the Society of American Indians.

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