JOHN W. STORMONT LECTURE SERIES
The Persistence of the Karankawas, presented by Tim Seiter
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
In this lecture, Tim Seiter discusses his doctoral work on the Karankawas—their supposed extinction and current revitalization, and the online archive of primary sources related to the Karankawa that he has assembled. With the use of oral histories, archaeological reports, and mission records, Seiter traces these coastal peoples from their supposed extinction point in the mid-nineteenth century to the present, demonstrating that the Karankawa people still persist, even after genocide, cultural assimilation, and academic denial.
Tim Seiter is a Ph.D. candidate from Southern Methodist University. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his manuscript about Spanish Texas presidial soldiers. Seiter also works closely with the Karankawa peoples of Texas. His dissertation will be a general history of these tribes. His research for that dissertation has appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and Texas Highways.
Admission to this event is free and open to the public.