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American Indian Law Panel Discussion
Above: Graphic cover of "Caleb’s Crossing," the 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection by author Geraldine Brooks.
Thomas Jefferson Law School Professor Bryan H. Wildenthal and Kumeyaay historian and author Michael Connolly Miskwish discuss the education regime pushed on Native peoples by European settlers and colonizers which involved a great deal of abuse, oppression, and destruction of Native religion and culture, as with the phenomenon of Indian boarding schools.
Date/Time: November 6, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This discussion is inspired by "Caleb’s Crossing," the 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection by author Geraldine Brooks.
KPBS News editor Tom Fudge will moderate the discussion.
About the Book:
In 1665, Caleb became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. A tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. Bethia Mayfield yearns after an education that is closed by her sex. At twelve, she encountered Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. Bethia finds herself indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures.