Open Rivers (Dec 2020)

On Teaching <em>The Relentless Business of Treaties</em>

  • Becca Gercken and Kevin Whalen

Journal volume & issue
no. Issue Seventeen : Fall 2020


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In spring 2020, two faculty members from the University of Minnesota Morris each incorporated a book called The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became U.S. Property by Martin Case into their course curricula. The book focuses on demystifying the stories and interconnectedness of the white, male treaty-signers responsible for dispossessing Indigenous peoples of their land. The following article shares their perspectives and reflections on teaching this text.