For more than 200 years, Indian lawyers, tribal leaders, activists, and commentators—some famous, many unknown beyond their own communities—have sought to bridge the distance between indigenous cultures and the republican democracy of the United States through legal and political debate.

Hoxie, winner of 2012's American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award and a founding trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian, weaves a powerful narrative that connects the individual to the tribe, the tribe to the nation, and the nation to broader historical processes.

This lecture was webcast from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on January 18, 2013.

Watch the video on YouTube.