Dr. Brooke Bauer is a citizen of the Catawba Indian Nation of South Carolina and her research concentrates specifically on the ways in which Catawba Indian women created, promoted, and preserved a Catawba identity as they adapted to the changes occurring inside and outside Catawba tribal boundaries during the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century. Her talk looks at women's intimate relationship to Catawba land through their shared history, kinship connections, and their economic productivity. Focusing on these three characteristics, one can see historical continuities in Catawba ways of building a nation through the actions of women.
Dr. Bauer is an Assistant Professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
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