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Ned Blackhawk  

Professor of History & American Studies at Yale; Author of "The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History"

Ned Blackhawk is the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, where he is the faculty coordinator for the Yale Group for the Study of Native America.

Blackhawk is an enrolled member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in history from UCLA and the University of Washington.

Blackhawk is the author or co-editor of four books in Native American and Indigenous history, including "Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West," which won seven professional awards, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the most significant first book in U.S. history, awarded by the Organization of American Historians.

Author of the first state of the field essay on Native American history commissioned by the American Historical Association, Blackhawk has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, American Quarterly, Reviews in American History, American Historical Review, Ethnohistory, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal, among others.

Blackhawk has worked closely with museum communities and published in exhibition catalogues for the National Museum of the American Indians, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and family.

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