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Southern California Indian Scholar to Lecture Nov. 29


Southern California Indian Scholar to Lecture Nov. 29

George Harwood Phillips will discuss “Labor and Survival among Southern California Indians” in the 18th and 19th centuries.

(November 23, 2011)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – George Harwood Phillips, a scholar known for his significant research on Southern California Indians, will speak at UC Riverside on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Phillips’ lecture, “Labor and Survival Among Southern California Indians,” is part of the continuing Rupert Costo Lecture series and will focus on Indian labor in 18th and 19th centuries. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Costo Library on the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library. Parking costs $6.

Phillips is professor emeritus of history at the University of Colorado and previously taught at UC Riverside, where he was the second scholar named to the endowed Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs in the late 1980s.

“George Harwood Phillips is considered to be the most important historian of the Indians of Southern California,” said Cliff Trafzer, UCR professor of history and Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs. “We are pleased to welcome him back to the campus.”

Among the books Phillips has written are “Vineyards and Vaqueros: Indian Labor and the Economic Expansion of Southern California, 1771-1877,” “Chiefs and Challengers: Indian Resistance and Cooperation in Southern California,” and “Indians and Indian Agents: The Origins of the Reservation System in California, 1849-1852.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Rupert Costo Endowment, California Center for Native Nations, and the UCR Department of History.

For more information contact Trafzer at clifford.trafzer@ucr.edu.

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