Nicole Dawn Strathman, UNLV Professor of History William Bauer, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Strathman’s book Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography that explores how Indigenous peoples throughout the United States and Canada appropriated the art of photography and integrated it into their lives.
Nicole Dawn Strathman is a former Smithsonian fellow, and currently a lecturer in the Department of History at UC Irvine. She earned her Ph.D. in World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and holds dual Master’s degrees in history and art history from UC Riverside. Her research focuses on Native American visual culture, Indigenous self-representation, and digital heritage studies. Her first book, Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography, won the Joan Paterson Kerr Award for the best illustrated book on the American West by the Western History Association.
William Bauer is an enrolled citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes and a professor of American Indian history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research examines the history of Indigenous People, work and sovereignty in the American West. Bauer is the author of We Are the Land: A Native History of California, with Damon Akins, (University of California Press, 2021), California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History (University of Washington Press, 2016),“We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here”: Work, Community and Memory on California’s Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) as well as articles in the Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of the West and Labor: Studies in Working Class History.
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