Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Talk on Unsettling Southern Histories

Talk on Unsettling Southern Histories

The public is invited to “Unsettling Southern Histories,” a talk by Angela Pulley Hudson, on Thursday, January 23 at 4 PM at Pebble Hill.

Southern history is far more complex and contradictory than is often acknowledged and focusing on the experiences of Indigenous southerners can help lay bare those complexities. This talk will go beyond a call to simply add more American Indians to studies of the region, and instead urge a reconceptualization of time, place, and power in the South. Despite tremendous advances in the field of southern studies, a significant blindspot remains with regard to Native American history and the stakes of ignoring it have important implications for our collective past, present, and future.

Angela Pulley Hudson is an Auburn alumna (Class of ‘96) and currently professor of History at Texas A&M University. Her most recent book is Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians (2015). She co-edits, with Andrew Frank and Kristofer Ray, the “Indians and Southern History” series from the University of Alabama Press.

The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit

Last Updated: January 13, 2020