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Seth Garfield interviewed by WVON regarding alleged massacre of indigenous group in Brazil

Tue, October 10, 2017
Seth Garfield interviewed by WVON regarding alleged massacre of indigenous group in Brazil
Prof. Seth Garfield

In early September, allegations that gold miners had massacred members of an uncontacted indigenous tribe in a remote region of the Brazilian Amazon made international headlines. In this radio interview on WVON-Chicago, History Professor Seth Garfield discusses the political and historical context surrounding the case amidst the broader rise in violence against indigenous and environmental leaders in Brazil in recent years. The live radio interview was broadcast on WVON's Midday Show with veteran journalist and radio host Ms. Perri Small.

Seth Garfield is a Professor of Latin American history. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil:  State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1939-1988 (Duke University Press, 2001), and In Search of the Amazon: Brazil, the United States, and the Nature of a Region (Duke University Press, 2013), which received Honorable Mention for the Bolton-Johnson Prize, awarded by the Conference on Latin History of the American Historical Association. His research has been funded by the Fulbright and Mellon foundations and has been published in the Hispanic American Historical Review, the Journal of  Latin American Studies, and the Revista Brasileira de História. He teaches introductory and upper division undergraduate courses in Latin American studies as well as graduate courses in Brazilian and Spanish American history.

Read a more recent article about this incident in The New York Times, and learn about Dr. Garfield's research on the Brazilian Amazon on Not Even Past.

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