Julia Lewandoski on Mapping French and Indigenous Land after the Quebec Act





Sep 10, 2024


7:00 EDT



Learn about the changing land tenure systems of eighteenth-century Canada as seen through maps

The 1774 Quebec Act is primarily known for partially provoking the American Revolution. But it also formalized the continuation of French, and by extension, Indigenous land tenures in British-controlled Quebec. In this program, Julia Lewandoski will explore how cartographers struggled to express and accommodate distinctive French and Indigenous forms of landholding on maps meant to assert British dominance over the province.

Julia Lewandoski is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California San Diego. She is a historian of Indigenous peoples, cartography, and empire in early North America. She is at work on her first book, Land Tenure Survival: Imperial Law and Indigenous Creativity in the Treaty Era, which explores Indigenous land ownership under successive imperial regimes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Quebec, Louisiana, and southern California.

This talk is free and open to the public. We invite questions and comments from our live audience. Registration is not required, but we will send a calendar invitation and reminder to registered attendees.

Part of the Richard H. Brown Seminar on the Historical Geography of the American Revolutionary Era

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