About Annabel LaBrecque

Annabel LaBrecque is a PhD student in the Department of History at UC Berkeley. You can find her on Twitter @labrcq.

NBN Episodes hosted by Annabel:

Martin Rizzo-Martinez, "We Are Not Animals: Indigenous Politics of Survival, Rebellion, and Reconstitution in Nineteenth-Century California" (U Nebraska Press, 2022)

March 9, 2022

We Are Not Animals

Martin Rizzo-Martinez

Josefa Velasquez lived a long and full life. When Josefa wasn't co-running a tamale factory and cantina just outside of Wastonville, she was hosting f…

A. S. Dillingham, "Oaxaca Resurgent: Indigeneity, Development, and Inequality in Twentieth-Century Mexico" (Stanford UP, 2021)

September 28, 2021

Oaxaca Resurgent

A. S. Dillingham

Oaxaca, in the view of the Mexican federal government, was in need of serious reform at midcentury. Reports detailing issues of land ownership, langua…

Natasha Varner, "La Raza Cosmética: Beauty, Identity, and Settler Colonialism in Postrevolutionary Mexico" (U Arizona Press, 2020)

March 22, 2021

La Raza Cosmética

Natasha Varner

A close friend and muse of many of postrevolutionary Mexico's greatest artists, Luz Jiménez's likeness appears across Mexico City in the form of paint…

Tony Tekaroniake Evans, "Teaching Native Pride: Upward Bound and the Legacy of Isabel Bond" (Washington State UP, 2020)

February 3, 2021

Teaching Native Pride

Tony Tekaroniake Evans

In 1877, Eloosykasit was on his way Tolo Lake, a gathering place frequented by the Nez Perce, when he heard news of the Wallowa band's flight from the…

Justin Gage, "We Do Not Want the Gates Closed Between Us: Native Networks and the Spread of the Ghost Dance" (U Oklahoma Press, 2020)

November 24, 2020

We Do Not Want the Gates Closed Between Us

Justin Gage

Writing to U.S. President Grover Cleveland in 1888, Oglala Lakota leaders Little Wound, Young Man Afraid of His Horses, and Red Cloud insisted upon a …

Liza Black, "Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film, 1941-1960" (U Nebraska Press, 2020)

November 20, 2020

Picturing Indians

Liza Black

Behind the braided wigs, buckskins, and excess bronzer that typified the mid-century "filmic Indian" lies a far richer, deeper history of Indigenous l…

Claudio Saunt, "Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory" (Norton, 2020)

April 8, 2020

Unworthy Republic

Claudio Saunt

The Trail of Tears, during which the United States violently expelled thousands of Indigenous peoples from their ancestral homelands in the southeast,…

Alex Hidalgo, "Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico" (U Texas Press, 2019)

March 4, 2020

Trail of Footprints

Alex Hidalgo

There is far more to a map than meets the eye. Such is the case in historian Alex Hidalgo’s Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Vic…

Megan Kate Nelson, "The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West" (Scribner, 2019)

February 10, 2020

The Three-Cornered War

Megan Kate Nelson

What did the American Civil War look like from Diné Bikéyah and Apacheria? This is just one of the many questions that drives historian Megan Kate Nel…

Benjamin Dangl, "The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia" (AK Press, 2019)

January 17, 2020

The Five Hundred Year Rebellion

Benjamin Dangl

Moments before his death at the hands of Spanish colonial officials on November 15, 1781, Aymaran leader Túpac Katari assured his apostles as well as …

Brianna Theobald, "Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century" (UNC Press, 2019)

November 25, 2019

Reproduction on the Reservation

Brianna Theobald

In Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), h…

Pekka Hämäläinen, "Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power" (Yale UP, 2019)

November 22, 2019

Lakota America

Pekka Hämäläinen

The names of Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse are often readily recognized among many Americans. Yet the longer, dynamic history of the Lakota…

David J. Silverman, "This Land Is Their Land" (Bloomsbury, 2019)

October 28, 2019

This Land Is Their Land

David J. Silverman

What really happened at “the first Thanksgiving”? In This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Than…