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The Department of History presents their 2022-2023 E. E. McClellan Lecture featuring Gregory Ablavsky from Stanford University discussing "The Past, Present, and Future of Native Sovereignty in Federal Law." Ablavsky is the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law and a Professor, by courtesy, of History at Stanford University. His scholarship focuses on early American legal history, particularly on issues of sovereignty, territory, and property in the early American West. His publications explore a range of topics including the history of the Indian Commerce Clause, the importance of Indian affairs in shaping the U.S. Constitution, and the balance of power between states and the federal government. His book Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. His work has received the Cromwell Article Prize and the Kathryn T. Preyer Prize from the American Society for Legal History.

The event will be live-streamed for anyone who is not able to attend in person.  Register here to watch the event online.