Murder and Survival: The Remarkable Story of Indian Rebirth in the Wake of Genocide

Saturday, April 28 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Native American

Benjamin Madley, Peter Cozzens, moderated by Greg Sarris

The attempted extermination of the indigenous peoples of the United States is a vital history too little known in its bloody details. Two eminent historians, Peter Cozzens and Benjamin Madley, describe how the Indian Wars were carried out in the West, resulting in cultural genocide on Native peoples, and for California, in actual physical genocide. But the story today also is one of cultural renewal. How did tribes manage to survive? In addition to moderating this session, tribal chairman and multifaceted writer and scholar Greg Sarris describes the challenges and opportunities of the current moment, including Native activism.

The Brower Center - Goldman Theater

With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria