TULSA, Oklahoma – The University of Tulsa’s Oklahoma Center for the Humanities welcomes Ned Blackhawk to Tulsa on April 1. Blackhawk will give a free lecture on the themes in his book “The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History,” which won the 2023 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The talk will begin at 6 p.m. at 101 E. Archer St. with a reception and book signing from 5 to 6 p.m. Magic City Books will be onsite selling copies of “The Rediscovery of America.”

This event is free, but registration is required. Reservations are available on Eventbrite by clicking the link here.

“The Rediscovery of America” tells American history through the lives and cultures of Indigenous people. Blackhawk shows how Indigenous history is essential to understanding the evolution of modern America, interweaving five centuries of Native and non-Native histories from Spanish colonial exploration to the rise of Native American self-determination in the late 20th century. 

Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University and the author of “Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West,” a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians.