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Extreme History Lecture – Indian Economics 101
June 20 @ 6:00pm
Thursday, June 20
6:00 pm Extreme History Project Lecture Series: “Indian Economics 101” with Brad Hall @ The Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman
Indian Economics 101 discusses the how the Blackfoot Confederacy’s economic influence over the Hudson Bay region perpetuated a unique condition for early non-indigenous traders to adapt and ultimately open the door for colonial and corporate interests to decide the economic fate of the tribes, whose best interests were not supported by their trustee, the U.S. Government. This analysis also includes a contemporary understanding of how historical trauma and other conditions experienced by the Blackfoot precipitated the current issues facing tribal nations, their remaining homelands, and the potential economic opportunities (and challenges) on the horizon that could bring back a sustainable, equitable economic future through self-determination and the exercise of the inherent tribal sovereignty they reserved for themselves through treaties with the U.S. Government.
This lecture is free and open to the public.