Brown Bag Autonomous and Independent: Native Activists and the Rejection of U.S. Citizenship, 1906-1924 2 October 2019.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Lila Teeters, University of New Hampshire

In the early 20th century, U.S. Congressmen attempted to make every Native within the territorial boundaries of the United States a citizen. Native activists, many committed to cultural integrity and the maintenance of tribal sovereignty, thwarted Congressional efforts for almost two decades. This talk follows the Native individuals and nations who led the protest against U.S. citizenship and analyzes how their fights shaped citizenship policies at large