Blood Money: California's Indian War Bonds and the Financing of the Settler State with Louis Warren

Date Range
Thu November 10, 2022
Event Sponsor
Bill Lane Center for the American West
History Department
Building 200, History Corner
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 200, Stanford, CA 94305

The Western History Lecture Series presents "Blood Money," a talk by Louis Warren on California's Indian war bonds.

A recording of the talk will be available for viewing on the Bill Lane Center website after the event.

About the speaker

Louis S. Warren is W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches the history of the American West, California history, environmental history, and U.S. history. His most recent book, God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America received the 2018 Bancroft Prize in American History. His other books include The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America and Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show. He is also editor of a textbook, American Environmental History. From 2009 to 2013, he was founding co-editor and first editor-in-chief of a peer-reviewed, magazine-format, cross-disciplinary quarterly called Boom: A Journal of California, which was honored with Library's Journal's Best New Magazine award in 2011. In addition to winning the Bancroft Prize, he is a two-time winner of the Caughey Western History Association Prize for most distinguished book in the history of the American West, and he has received numerous other writing awards, including the Albert Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, the Western Writer's of America Spur Award, the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for Best Non-Fiction Book. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a finalist for a 2018 PEN Los Angeles Literary Award. In 2017 he was honored with the Spirit of the American West Award from the Buffalo Bill Memorial Foundation in Cody, Wyoming.