From the Fur Trade to the Half-Breed Tract: Writing a History of Mixed Blood North America

Lecture by Anne Hyde

Thursday, May 5, 2016
3:30 PM, UW Communications Building (CMU) Room 226
Free and open to the public.

Anne Hyde is the author of the prizewinning book Empires, Nations, and Families: A New History of the North American West, 1800-1860, which garnered the 2011 Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The book retells the story of the American West in the decades before the Civil War by focusing on the Native empires, trappers, traders, bankers, and politicians who built a global fur trade. Professor Hyde also edits the Western History Association's Western Historical Quarterly, which moved to the University of Oklahoma in January of 2016.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and UW History Department.


Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest