The US-Canada Border with Benjamin Hoy

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History Forum
The US-Canada Border with Benjamin Hoy

Date
Sat., Jan 29, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact
651-259-3015
boxoffice@mnhs.org
Cost
$16/Members save 20%

Note: This 2 p.m. event has been cancelled due to unforeseen, pandemic-related international travel issues, and has moved to an all-virtual event via Zoom on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. CT.

The history of the US-Canada border, today often touted as the longest undefended boundary in the world, is often told as an American-British tale of treaties, wars, and eventual peace. 

In truth, Britain and the United States built this border across Indigenous lands, displacing existing communities and striving to disrupt Indigenous people’s ideas of territory and belonging. 

While Canada and the US looked to the border as a marker of their sovereignty and diplomatic stability, Indigenous nations understood it as an obstruction and a threat to theirs. How might this multiracial, multinational history of the border inform our understanding of it today?

Benjamin Hoy is an assistant professor of history at University of Saskatchewan.

This program is also offered virtually at 10 a.m. See the full History Forum lecture series.

This program is made possible by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund. 


2022-01-29 14:00:00 2022-01-29 14:00:00 America/Chicago The US-Canada Border with Benjamin Hoy Minnesota History Center

Additional Dates

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Sat., Jan 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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