Historian to discuss the history of violence against Indigenous California

Join us in welcoming William Bauer to Pomona College for his talk "Healing California: California Indians and American Violence," the second lecture in our spring 2017 series Indigenous Americans: New Perspectives on the Past.

Professor Bauer is an associate professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he also serves as the Graduate Coordinator. He grew up on the Round Valley Reservation in Northern California, and is Concow Maidu and Wailaki, two of the confederation of tribes who are part of this federally-recognized reservation.

His family and upbringing inform his scholarship in clear and intimate ways.  He is the author of We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here: Work, Community, and Memory on California's Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941 (The University of North Carolina Press, 2009) as well as numerous articles on indigenous Californians.

Professor Bauer will be sharing some of his more recent work with us in a lecture titled "Healing California: California Indians and American Violence."  The event--free and open to the public--takes place on Thursday, February 23 at 4:15 p.m. in Hahn 108.