Last year, I asked Constitutional Connections participants to identify topics and themes they’d like scholars to address in our final year. Given the upcoming election, a number of the responses unsurprisingly dealt with the presidency. As a result, we scheduled some terrific sessions to deal with those questions.
A second common thread dealt with Native American Nations and Andrew Jackson. We began that discussion last May with Bob Miller (you can hear his presentation and review materials here.) We’ll continue that conversation with Tim Alan Garrison March 5.
Tim Garrison is Associate Professor of History at Portland State University. He is the author of The Legal Ideology of Removal: The Southern Judiciary and the Sovereignty of Native American Nations and co-editor (with Paul Finkelman) of the Encyclopedia of United States Indian Policy and Law.
Dr. Garrison plans to divide our time together into three parts: He will start by examining US policy 1776-1803 and Native sovereignty; continue with attention to the formulation and implementation of removal policy; and conclude with a study of the consequences of removal and Native efforts (both violent and non-violent) to resist it.
Dinner will be served at 5:00 (pasta with parmesan chicken, roasted red peppers, asparagus, feta, spinach, tomatoes and pine nuts); the program will run 5:30 – 8:30. If you’d like to attend, please email Matt Karlsen.
Dr. Garrison has asked participants to prepare for the workshop by reading Chapter Two of The Legal Ideology of Removal, posted here.
I look forward to seeing you then!
Following the presentation, I posted handouts and a summary here.