Fort Scott National Historic Site is hosting historian and author Dr. Tia Edwards to discuss how nineteenth century U.S. Indian policy functioned as settler colonialism, displacing Indigenous nations across the eastern United States, including the Osage who were expelled from their Missouri homelands and confined to a reservation in Kansas.
Dr. Edwards is a historian and director of the Kansas Studies Institute at Johnson County Community College. Her book Osage Women and Empire was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2018. She is an officer in the Kansas Association of Historians (KAH) and the Kansas Association for Native American Education (KANAE). She has collaborated on many projects including recording veterans' oral histories, preserving the Quindaro ruins in Kansas City, Kansas, and rematriating a sacred boulder in Lawrence to the Kaw Nation.
This is the first program in a series the park is bringing to Fort Scott including authors, historians, artisans, and Native American Tribal members continuing through the fall of this year.
11 am until noon in the theater of the Infantry Barracks