land grant universities

  • Robert Lee on "Land-Grab" Universities

    Robert Lee of Cambridge University discusses his work documenting the treaty-like arrangements by which universities appropriated indigenous lands to build their endowments, an understudied aspect of the land-grant university system. 

  • Ask Who Paid for America’s Universities

    by Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee

    The Morrill Act created endowment funds from land that the U.S. Government took from Native Americans with little or no compensation. Addressing the problems of public universities must not exclude addressing the problems of Native communities.