• Podcast: The Battle for the American West

    H.W. Brands, Lori Daggar and Lindsay Robertson join National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen to discuss new perspectives on the histories of conquest in the American west. 

  • Reckoning with Marcus Whitman and the Memorialization of Conquest

    by Cassandra Tate

    The same period that saw the public affirmation of the Confederate Lost Cause myth saw a proliferation of monuments that portrayed the conquest of the indigenous people of the west as virtuous pioneering. The case of Marcus Whitman shows a national reckoning is in order.