Lyda Conley’s life and experiences are so inspirational as one of the first Native American women known to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which she did in defense of her Indigenous ancestors and people. Her case was also one of the first in which “a plaintiff argued that the burying grounds of Native Americans were entitled to federal protection.” One of my students, Sarah Wood, brought Lyda Conley to my attention in her class research project, which the Museum of Native American History features on its website.
I am excited that the University Press of Kansas is launching this series in her honor, and I am privileged to serve as one of the series editors. This is one of the first press series that I know of named after a Native American woman. Please help spread the word, and let me know if you have any questions and interests in the series. Thank you!
Check out the press release posted on October 6, 2022 by the University Press of Kansas about the new series.