On January 30, Daniel Usner, the Holland M. McTyeire Professor of History and chairman of the history department at Vanderbilt University, will speak on ""From Portage to Marketplace: American Indians in New Orleans."Usner is author of Indians, Settlers & Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy and American Indians in the Lower Mississippi Valley.
"In order to counteract the United States' claims to territory and its demands for navigating the Mississippi River, Spanish officials made serious efforts during the 1790s to attract America settlers to Louisiana," writes Vanderbilt University historian Daniel H. Usner Jr. in American Indians on the Cotton Frontier.
Historian Daniel Usner named director of the American Indian ProgramThe Cornell ChronicleCU's American Indian Science and Engineering Society chapter awardedDecember 2, 1999Historian Daniel Usner named director of Cornell's American Indian Program
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