Jack D. Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis, where he has served since 1969. He is of Powhatan-Renápe , Delaware-Lenápe and other background. In 1960-61 he developed proposals for Native American Studies programs and for an indigenous university. In l971 the D-Q University came into being as a result of that proposal. He is also a poet, a writer of fiction, and a guest lecturer in Russia, Japan, Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Mexico and elsewhere.
Forbes is the author of more than a dozen books, including the recent publications Only Approved Indians (fiction), and The American Discovery of Europe (non-fiction); he will be reading from a recently completed poetry manuscript called California Songs.
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Jack Forbes performed on May 7th, 2008.