Native Nations and the U.S. Supreme Court

February 22, 2023 ~ 7:30pm ET
Gregory Ablavsky, Stanford University

Learn how to weave critical court cases that have shaped the Native American story into your classroom instruction. In this webinar, Dr. Gregory Ablavsky will walk participants through landmark court cases including the Marshall Trilogy and the so-called Indian Removal Act as well as cases and legislation shaping modern indigenous history. The session will also emphasize efforts by Native activists to shape the Court’s decisions as well as their enduring consequences for indigenous peoples and Native sovereignty.

Gregory Ablavsky is the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law and Professor of History at Stanford Law School. He has published extensively on the legal history of relations between Native nations and the United States, including in Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and The Journal of American History. His book Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories (2021) received the Hurst Prize from the Law and Society Association and the Cromwell Book Prize from the American Society for Legal History. His work has also been honored with the Cromwell Article Prize and the Preyer Award from the American Society for Legal History. Native Nations and the U.S. Supreme Court.