Submitted by the Bedford Free Public Library
Professor Daniel Breen’s 2019 Winter Lecture Series will examine the American Indian wars of the 19th century.
Most Americans have some awareness of the disastrous effects of advancing white settlement on the indigenous peoples of the Americas, but the persistence and determination of Native American attempts to slow or halt that advance are less well known. Prof. Breen will try to tell the story of some examples of that resistance, beginning with the Ohio campaigns of the 1790s and ending with the Apache War of the 1880s.
The six-session series begins on Sunday, January 27th at 2 pm in the library meeting room. The lectures continue on Sundays into March. The Winter Lecture Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library so that it is free and open to the public.
First lecture: Sunday, January 27 at 2 pm in the Library Meeting Room, The Ohio Campaign: In its first major conflict after the Revolution, the infant United States Army suffers a series of disastrous defeats at the hands of the Shawnee and their allies–and in the process, encounters one of the most brilliant of all its foes, Tecumseh.
Topics for the remaining events:
- Part II: The Seminole Wars – Sunday, February 3
- Part III: The Modoc War – Sunday, February 10
- Part IV: The Great Sioux War of 1876 – Sunday, February 24
- Part V: The Long March of Nez Perce – Sunday, March 3
- Part VI: The Campaign in Apacheria – Sunday, March 10
About Dr. Daniel Breen
Dr. Daniel Breen is a professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University. In the past twelve years, Dan has lectured at the Library about World War I, World War II, the Great Depression, the American Revolution, Prohibition, Supreme Court cases, the Civil War, the Roosevelts, the Space Race, and presidential campaigns. Dr. Breen has both a JD from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in History from Boston College.