Professor Elizabeth FennDecember 8, 2021. 7:00pm (Mountain Time). Online only. Free and open to the public. Registration required.

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About the Event

Join us for an educational evening with Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Fenn, who will present a virtual lecture titled "Sacagawea's Capture and the History of the Early West".

In this illustrated slide-lecture, historian Elizabeth Fenn uses the circumstances of Sacagawea’s capture to illuminate a deeper history of the northern plains and Rockies. Fenn discusses indigenous warfare, hunting techniques, environmental conditions, horse-borne interactions, and plains power dynamics as they pertained to a one-month period of Sacagawea’s life. This lecture makes the deep history of the West accessible to broad audiences.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Fenn is the author of Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People and Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82. She is currently working on a contextual biography of Sacagawea entitled Sacagawea’s World: Window on the American West. Fenn teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History.

About the Series

The CU Boulder Retired Faculty Association (UCBRFA) presents the distinguished professors of the University of Colorado, a lecture and presentation series featuring some of our finest professors and their extraordinary research and scholarly work.