Visit the library’s new exhibit, Cowboys, Indians, and Aliens: White Supremacy in the Klamath Basin, 1826-1946. The exhibit was designed by Andrea Ikeda, a recipient of the 2015 Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. It is also based on her prize-winning research paper, which you can read on eScholarship here: Cowboys, Indians, and Aliens: White Supremacy in the Klamath Basin, 1826-1946.
Andrea’s paper examines the relationalities between two historical phenomena happening in the Klamath Basin: the dispossession and violence against Modoc Indians in the nineteenth century and the internment of Japanese Americans at the Tule Lake Segregation Center during World War II. Her research not only led her to the archives to understand and explore the past, but also has deep implications for contemporary struggles for social justice. To find out more about the exhibit, including links to Andrea’s sources and information on the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust and the fight to preserve the Tule Lake site, visit the accompanying LibGuide.
The exhibit is on the second floor of Doe Library, just outside of the Heyns Reading Room. It will be up through September 30th and can be viewed during Doe Library’s open hours. We encourage the campus community to find out more about the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research and read more about the recipients of the 2016 Library Prize.
We would like to thank Andrea for curating the exhibit and for sharing her research. We would also like to thank Aisha Hamilton for her design and installation work.
Post contributed by Sine Hwang Jensen and Shannon K. Supple
Image courtesy of Kathy Ikeda