Dr. Andrew A. Szarejko is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics, and his work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Global Security Studies, American Indian Quarterly, and Indian Country Today. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in 2020.
Presentation Description: How might our understanding of early U.S. foreign policy change if we were to focus less on relations with European powers and more on relations with Native nations? Case studies of the Northwest Indian War (1785-92), the Second Seminole War (1835-42), and Black Hawk War of Utah (1865-72) help to answer this question by showing how politicians, military officers, and settlers interacted to bring about Native dispossession throughout the first century of U.S. foreign policy.