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Name  Ned Blackhawk
Role  Historian

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Books  Violence over the Land, The Shoshone

Education  University of Washington

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Ned Blackhawk (b. ca. 1970) is a Te-Moak tribe, Western Shoshone American historian currently on the faculty of Yale University. In 2007 he received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for his first major book, Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empire in the Early American West (2006).


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Blackhawk grew up as an "urban Indian" in Detroit, Michigan. He is of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada. He graduated from McGill University in 1992. He earned his Ph.D. in history in 1999 from the University of Washington.

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He first taught American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

In the fall of 2009, Blackhawk joined the faculty of Yale University, where he is affiliated with the History and American Studies departments. He is one of two Yale professors who are American Indian.

Blackhawk serves on the Managing Board of the American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association. In 2012 Blackhawk joined the Advisory Board of the International Museum for Family History.


  • 2007 Frederick Jackson Turner Award for his Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empire in the Early American West
  • 1996–1997 Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar
  • Works

  • Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empire in the Early American West. Harvard University Press. 2008 [2006]. ISBN 978-0-674-02720-6. 
  • The Shoshone. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn. 2000. ISBN 0-8172-5468-4. - for young adults
  • Violence Over the Land: Colonial Encounters in the American Great Basin, University of Washington, 1999
  • References

    Ned Blackhawk Wikipedia