Bury My Hero at Wounded Knee: Gender, Race, and Historical Practice in the Long 1970s

Lecture Description

This lecture examines the fall from grace of western “heroes” like Kit Carson. Focusing on the 1970s, it chronicles efforts initiated by Latinx and Indigenous activists in Colorado and New Mexico to dethrone Carson. It also explores the pushback of Carson enthusiasts–both women and men, both professional and non-professional historians. It analyzes the transformative impact of progressive social movements on the study of western history.


Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Race

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