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Vine Deloria Jr. Lecture Series

Vine Deloria Jr.

Vine Deloria Jr., a preeminent intellectual of the 20th century, brought attention to the importance of place and traditions within Native American communities. He was the author of more than 20 works and was an active leader for numerous Native American institutions. After Deloria died in 2005, Reed students, faculty, and staff created the Vine Deloria Jr. lecture series to honor his memory. Inaugurated in 2007, the series recognizes the work of Native American scholars whose intellectual pursuits reflect the spirit and commitment of Deloria.

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