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Andrew Fisher: Native American History & Diversity | BRI Scholar Talks

This week, BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams is joined by Andrew Fisher, associate
professor of history and director of the Environmental Science and Policy program at the
College of William & Mary, to discuss Fisher's vivid essay on Native Americans in BRI's
new digital textbook, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. In fascinating detail,
Fisher will explain how each region of the country was composed of incredibly diverse
groups of Native American peoples and the different economic systems, gender roles,
and interactions with the environment. Fisher also explores pre-Columbian Native American
cultures and how they were later affected by interaction with Europeans over the next few centuries.