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2024 Cultures of the Americas Seminar

March 1, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


TU and Tulsa community join Gilcrease Museum and the Helmerich Center for American Research for the 2024 Cultures of the Americas Seminar. This event will feature Dr. Elizabeth N. Ellis (Princeton University) and focus on her award-winning book The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South (Pennsylvania Press, 2022). Two additional guest speakers, Dr. Joshua Piker (College of William & Mary) and Dr. Farina King (University of Oklahoma), will frame the evening’s conversation about the book, its themes, and its importance. Dr. Ellis will respond to those comments with her own presentation. The remainder of the seminar will be open to public discussion with the author and guest speakers. We encourage attendees to read Dr. Ellis’s book before the seminar. You can purchase a copy here.

A free copy of the book will be given to the first 15 registrants!

Elizabeth Ellis is an associate professor of history at Princeton University. She is Peewaalia and is an enrolled citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. She specializes in early American and Native American history, and her research focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth-century south. In addition to her work on early America, Liz writes about contemporary Indigenous issues and political movements and is committed to organizing and fighting for Indigenous self-determination.

Free parking is available in the Westby, West Residential, and McFarlin Library parking lots. You can find a University of Tulsa campus map here.

5:30 p.m. CST: Pre-Seminar Reception (Sharp Chapel Atrium)

6 p.m. CST: Cultures of the Americas Seminar (Ellen G. Adelson Auditorium in Tyrrell Hall)

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Seating is limited. Virtual attendance available via Zoom. Register to attend virtually here.

Please contact Alex Patterson at 918-631-6412 or arp442@utulsa.edu with questions.

*This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.


Gilcrease Museum


Room/Location in Building
Ellen G. Adelson Auditorium
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Tyrrell Hall
2930 East 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104 United States
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