Margaret Jacobs, “Remembering the Forgotten Child: the Indigenous Welfare Crisis of the 1960s-1970s”

February 24, 2015
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
Margaret Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

Margaret Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, will present a public lecture at the University of Oregon on Tuesday, February 24, from 3-5 p.m. in the Knight Library Browsing Room. It will be titled: “Remembering the Forgotten Child: the Indigenous Welfare Crisis of the 1960s-1970s.”

Professor Jacobs studies the history of the American West in a transnational and comparative context with a focus on women and gender as well as children and family. Through comparisons with Australia and Canada, she conceptualizes the American West as a site of settler colonialism and examines the complex historical processes and interactions that develop from this enterprise.

Her books include: Engendered Encounters: Feminism and Pueblo Cultures, 1879‑1934 (1999); White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 (Winner of the 2009 Bancroft Prize); and A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World (2014).

Sponsored by the UO Department of History. Cosponsors include the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.