Monday, March 9, 2009

Robert Owens in Town for Two Lectures this Week

Teaching American History Lecture Presentations

story_imageThanks to a Teaching American History grant administered by Educational Service District 101 and Eastern Washington University, Dr. Robert Owens will be in town this week to give two important lectures about Indians and the Early Republic.

Dr. Owens, assistant professor of history at Wichita State University presents Pan-Indianism and Panic: How Great Indian Confederacies Shaped Anglo-America at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, in Tawanka 215 A-B [map]. Admission is free.
Owens will present, William Henry Harrison and the Continuing American Revolution at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture [map], 2316 W. First, Spokane. The lecture is free to MAC members, students and teachers. Regular museum admission to the general public.

Owens is the author of Mr. Jefferson's Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy (review here) and scholarly articles on Native Americans and the Old Northwest. He received a PhD in history from the University of Illinois.

(The painting is of Harrison, not Owens.)

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