Frederick E. Hoxie
Frederick E. Hoxie

Frederick E. Hoxie is Professor Emeritus of History, Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. He was formerly Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library.
A founding trustee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, Hoxie has written or edited more than a dozen books, including This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012) and (as editor) The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History (2016, 2021). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

Columns by Frederick E. Hoxie
Living Together Under the Law

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, history professor emeritus Frederick E. Hoxie reflects on the juxtaposition of the American Independence Day holiday and the prior week’s handful of Supreme Court decisions that usurp the ideal of self-government. Professor Hoxie argues that only by accepting one another and embracing our task as members of a lively democracy can we adopt effective rules for ourselves.