Construction as Conquest

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August 17, 2019
1:00 to 3:00PM
Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Join us for “Construction as Conquest; Building the Transcontinental in Indian Country” with historian Alessandra Link.

Join us for a lecture on the Indigenous perspective of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Feat of engineering to some, for Tribal Nations this project was more an act of conquest for Native peoples. Dr. Link will explore how Indigenous communities engaged, often violently, with railroad construction crews who churned the soils on the homeland of Pawnees, Paiutes, Shoshones, Lakotas, and others.

Admission is free.

Alessandra Link is a historian (Ph.D., 2018, University of Colorado-Boulder) specializing in the histories of the American West and Native America, with a particular interest in the intersections of colonialism, culture, and technology.

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