Indigenous Lands and the Land-Grant University System: A Talks @ Pulitzer

In case you missed the April 21, 2020 talk about the “Land-Grab Universities,” you can watch the recording by clicking here.

“Passed in 1862, the Morrill Act gave 11 million acres of public land to states to sell off to endow fledgling land-grant colleges. A grant only in name, the Morrill Act was a wealth transfer from tribal nations to American colleges nationwide.

Journalist Tristan Ahtone and historian Robert Lee share the findings from a multi-year investigation published this spring in High Country News under the title, “Land-Grab Universities.” The Pulitzer Center supported the reporting project investigating the foundations of the land-grant university system while providing data for future reporting on this topic.”

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