Thursday Dec 5, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Maurice Crandall, a citizen of the Yavapai-Apache Nation and historian of the Indigenous peoples of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands, gives a presentation on the subject.
Maurice Crandall is a citizen of the Yavapai-Apache Nation of Camp Verde, Arizona. He is a historian of the Indigenous peoples of the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands – primarily New Mexico, Arizona and Sonora. From 2016-2017, he was the Clements Fellow for the Study of Southwestern America at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that, Dr. Crandall worked as the historical projects specialist at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a museum, archives, and cultural center owned and operated by New Mexico’s nineteen Pueblo Indian nations. His current research examines the ways in which Indigenous communities in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands implemented/adapted/indigenized/subverted colonially imposed ideas of democratic town government and voting during the Spanish, Mexican and U.S. Territorial periods. Crandall holds a Ph.D. from The University of New Mexico and is the author of "These People Have Always Been a Republic": Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).