Frederick E. Hoxie

Frederick E. Hoxie

Fred Hoxie is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was formerly the Swanlund Professor of History, Law, and American Indian Studies. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has served as a consultant both to Indian tribes and government agencies. His current research focuses on American Indian and indigenous political activism in the United States and beyond. His publications include A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians (1984); Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935 (1995); Talking Back to Civilization: Indian Voices from the Progressive Era (2001); The People: A History of Native America (2007), with David Edmunds and Neal Salisbury; Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country (2007), with Jay Nelson; and This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012), which won the Western History Association's Caughey Prize.


  • Federal Indian Law: A Tool for Colonial Rule or Liberation?
  • Images of Native Americans in U.S. Historical Writing and Teaching
  • Indian Affairs in the Twenty-First Century *
  • Lewis and Clark and the Indian Country
  • Word Warriors: American Indian Political Activists and the United States

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.


This Indian Country

This lecture was presented at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. Recorded by KGCS-TV in April 2014.

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