Bethany Hughes on the History of Natives at UMich — Turtle Talk (now updated with YouTube of the lecture)

The University of Michigan has a complicated history with Native American communities, which were vital to its very existence. Join us for a discussion with Bethany Hughes, assistant professor of American Culture, on the historic and ongoing activism of Native American students. Can U-M Fulfill Its Promise to Native Americans?Fifty Years of Native American Student ActivismThursday, […]

Bethany Hughes on the History of Natives at UMich — Turtle Talk

For those who care to watch Professor Hughes’ lecture, here she is:


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    looks interesting! ❤

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  2. Marleen says:

    My children’s grandfather was at an indoctrination school (for Native American children overseen by white invaders) at least sometimes (but never in Michigan even though his family moved around somewhat) while I don’t think he was in any boarding school. He’s had some uptight ways of looking at things, understandably. He was a “success” story for the settlers; became an army officer (at one of the highest levels). Perhaps I wouldn’t use quotation marks had he been in the armed services during wwii rather than starting not many years after. He saw war, but in many other places (and I don’t have sufficient knowledge of the Korean War). He did have some amazing assignments that were adventurous too and not famous for war (as contrasted with security and expertise). [I won’t get too specific so as not to be identifiable.] He is definitely a successful man — capable in geography, geology, engineering and more — with multiple degrees including a specialized doctorate in a different direction after he retired.

    Did you go to the discussion?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marleen, good to know you have some skin in the game here. Even the most horrendous beginnings can bring success, as your children’s grandfather is living proof of; yet at the same time who knows where he would be now without that horror? Yes, I went to the discussion via zoom. The Professor was very knowledgeable and had a lot of useful information about a lot of topics in relation to the U.


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