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NMSU hosts presentation on the American West

New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a presentation from Andrew Graybill on his book, "The Red and The White: A Family Saga of the American West," at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

Graybill, who is the director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies and an associate professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, penned a narrative of a family in Montana of mixed native-white ancestry and the changing philosophies of racial identity in the West between 1850-1950.

"Professor Graybill is a leader in borderland studies, with a research specialty in the North American West," said Peter Kopp, NMSU assistant professor and director of public history. "His scholarship has examined intersections of race, violence, the environment and rural life, all themes that will come up in his talk. The presentation, based on his recent book, will focus on those themes as they unfolded in the history of a mixed-race family in Montana during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu.