Dr. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and History at the University of Illinois, will be visiting Notre Dame on Monday, April 12th and giving a talk entitled “A View from the Trail: Photographs of a Hopi Footrace”.
Dr. Gilbert is an enrolled member of the Hopi tribe from the village of Upper Moencopi in northeastern Arizona. Centering his research and teaching on Native American history and the history of the American West, Dr. Gilbert examines the history of American Indian education, the Indian boarding school experience, and American Indians and sports.
Dr. Gilbert’s talk at Notre Dame will be focused on Hopi runners, and he is currently in the process of writing his second book, entitled Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American, 1908-1932. The talk will be given on Monday, April 13th at 9:30 AM in the Main Building, room 404. The talk is free and open to the public, though seating is limited to please arrive early.