American Indians and the Great Emancipator

February 10, 2009

Scott Stabler, assistant professor of history at Grand Valley State University, gave a talk at the Hauenstein Center’s Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series. The Center’s series was part of the annual conference of the Michigan Council for the Social Studies.

“American Indians and the Great Emancipator”
Abraham Lincoln’s only military service was in the Black Hawk War, waged to subdue American Indians in the Midwest. Stabler looks at the dissonant Indian policies of the “Great Emancipator” and how they contributed to the fate of this continent’s indigenous peoples.