Winter Lecture Series
Published January 7th, 2019
The Hundred Years War: A Century of Native American Resistance 1790-1890
Professor Dan Breen will present a lecture series on 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. We 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. (February 3rd, 10th, 24th, March 3rd, 10th) .
Sixth lecture: Sunday, March 10 at 2pm in the Library Meeting Room
The War in Apacheria
Throughout the 1880s, U.S. forces under General George Crook undertook a series of campaigns to force one of the most fiercely defiant of all the Native Peoples of North America to accept life on southwestern reservations. Only with great difficulty did they achieve a partial success.
Thanks to the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library for sponsoring this program. Free and open to the public.
Bedford TV is recording the lecture series. A video of the first lecture is below: