Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture

Friday, March 16, 2012

Save the date!


The Department of History presents the annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture.

Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler:  Telling Stories on the Colonial American Frontier





Joshua Piker, Associate Professor of History
University of Oklahoma


  • Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • 6:00 p.m., reception to follow
  • Gilcrease Museum
  • 1400 N. Gilcrease Rd.


Professor Piker is the author of Okfuskee:  A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America, a study exploring the peculiar connection between Okfuskee, a Creek village, and the North American British colonies.  Integrating Native American history into the broader story of the history of North America, Professor Piker examines both the evolving relationship between Okfuskee and Charleston as well as economic development within Okfuskee as Euro-American traders altered pre-existing agricultural practices and exchange networks.  He is now at work on a book tentatively titled The Deaths of Acorn Whistler, an examination of the 1752 murder of an Indian headman.  To pursue this research, he received a year-long fellowship from the Huntington Library.  Professor Piker teaches a wide variety of courses on colonial America and early Native American history.  He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.


Dr. Thomas Buoye