This year, a panel of experts on reproductive health in Indigenous communities gave a briefing to Congress asking for, among a host of other demands, the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. The panel argued for more attention toward the effects of such restrictions on Native people amid a flurry of abortion bans that limit reproductive… Read more →
Jessica J. Hauger
Jessica is a doctoral student in Duke University’s Department of History studying health in modern history. Her dissertation recovers medicine’s role as a key site of contestation between Indigenous people, settlers, and the U.S. government between 1880 and 1934. It explores how the Kiowa, a tribal nation of the Great Plains, used both Indigenous and Western healing practices to sustain and reconstitute their communities through this era of settler occupation. This work comes from a broader interest in local, family, and place-based histories which tangibly illustrate the impact of the past on our everyday lives.