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TALK: Willy Bauer (Round Valley), “We Are the Land: New Perspectives on the History of California’s Native Peoples"

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:15pm to 1:30am

Virtual Event

Please join us for a talk by Professor Willy Bauer, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Professor of History at UNLV, on Feb. 23 at 12:15pm. His talk, “We Are the Land: New Perspectives on the History of California’s Native Peoples,” is drawn from his forthcoming book on the subject, co-authored with Damon Akins. (Zoom details are below.)


Bauer is a citizen of the Round Valley Reservation in northern California. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Bauer offers classes on American Indian history, the history of American Indian gaming, and the American West. He is also UNLV's faculty liaison to the Newberry Library's Consortium on American Indian Studies.


Bauer is the author of California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History (University of Washington Press, 2016) and "We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here": Work, Community and Memory on California's Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941(University of North Carolina Press, 2009). He has also edited the third edition of Major Problems in American Indian History (Cengage, 2015) and published an introduction to a revised edition of John W. Caughey's McGillivray of the Creeks (University of South Carolina Press), and essays on California Indian history in the Western Historical QuarterlyNative Pathways; American Indian Culture and Economic Change in the Twentieth Century (University of Colorado Press), and A Companion to California History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).


The talk is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon’s Native American Studies program.