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An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe 1846-1873

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
(Pacific Time)

Taper Hall, Room 301

3501 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

A Public Lecture by Benjamin Madley (UCLA History)
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology and the Folklore Studies Program at USC

Between 1846 and 1873, California’s Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide.

Benjamin Madley is an historian of Native America, the United States, and colonialism in world history. His articles have appeared in journals ranging from "The American Historical Review" to the "Journal of Genocide Studies". His first book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873, has received multiple prizes and honors.

A book signing will follow the lecture. 

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