Published on December 23, 2012 by Amy
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.
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 professors who are American Indian.
Blackhawk serves on the Managing Board of the American Quarterly, the journal of the American Studies Association.
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