A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands

Event

A conversation with Benjamin Hoy, author of A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands.
 
Thursday, June 3, 2021, 3–4 p.m. (ET)
 
This event is free, but registration is required. Register here.

Often described as the longest undefended border in the world, the Canada-US border was born in blood, conflict, and uncertainty. Both countries built their border across Indigenous lands using hunger, violence, and coercion to displace existing communities and to disrupt their ideas of territory and belonging. Focusing on Indigenous history and state power, Benjamin Hoy’s new book argues that the border was never particularly effective at physically stopping people at the line.

Benjamin Hoy is an assistant professor of history at University of Saskatchewan, where he directs the Historical GIS Lab.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A.
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