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The Significance of the Ho-Chunk in American History

April 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a close up image of Stephen Kantrowitz. he is standing outside. He is looking directly at the camera and smiling slightly.Focus on the Humanities Lecture: Stephen Kantrowitz

“The Significance of the Frontier Ho-Chunk in American History”

Despite the invasion and seizure of their homeland by the United States during the early nineteenth century, the Ho-Chunk people remained—and remain today. They developed knowledge about the United States, its settlers, and its citizenship that helped them defeat the campaign to exile them from Wisconsin. In this Focus on the Humanities Lecture, Kantrowitz explores what their struggle and their victory mean for our understanding of American history.

This event is a collaboration with Our Shared Future.

Stephen Kantrowitz (Senior Fellow 2017-2021) is Plaenert-Bascom and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is author of More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (2012) and Ben Tillman and the Reconstruction of White Supremacy (2000).

This event is organized by the Center for Humanities. Click here for more information.



April 12, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Wisconsin Historical Society, main auditorium
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States