Pekka Hämäläinen: 2020 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize winner

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12/22/2020 Added
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In this lecture, author Pekka Hämäläinen, talks about his book: Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power from the Yale University Press. Lakota America is an account of the Lakota from the early 16th to the early 21st centuries, including the history of iconic figures such as Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull. The book was chosen for the 2020 Stubbendieck Great Plains Book Prize by an independent jury. Hämäläinen is Rhodes Professor of American History at St. Catherine's College at the University of Oxford. He specializes in indigenous, colonial, imperial, environmental, and borderlands history in North America. Before Oxford, he taught at Texas A&M University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. His 2008 book, The Comanche Empire, received 12 book awards, including the 2008 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Special thanks to Margaret Huettl for providing a video land acknowledgement for this episode. To listen to the podcast version of this, visit:

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