Jack D. Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis, where he served beginning in 1969. He is a poet, fiction writer, and an international guest lecturer. He is the author of numerous books, monographs, and articles. His most recent books are The American Discovery of Europe (2007) and the second edition of Columbus and Other Cannibals (2008). Among other awards, he received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.