Pickett’s Other Charge: The Hidden History of Jimmie Pickett, the Confederate General’s “Fine Little Half Breed Boy”

Lunchtime Talk with Scott D. Sagan
Thursday, February 07, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm


Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
Room 300

473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305

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As part of its Winter Seminar series, the Bill Lane Center for the American West presents a talk by the Stanford political science department's Scott D. Sagan, co-sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to please RSVP by Monday, February 4 using the link above, and will receive a copy of Sagan's draft paper in advance.


Before George Edward Pickett led his eponymous charge at Gettysburg, he served as a U.S. Army officer in Washington State, where he fathered a child with a Native American woman. This talk explores issues of race and gender in the context of the relationships between Army officers and Native American women in the antebellum Pacific Northwest. 


Scott D. Sagan

Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute. He also serves as the co-chair of the American Academy of Arts and Science's Global Nuclear Future Initiative. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and served as a special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He has served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

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