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  • Dartmouth will host a group of distinguished academic and tribal scholars and elders for two panel discussions next week as part of a symposium on the “Collaborative Research in the Study of Native American Cultures.” The symposium serves as the final event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the College’s Native American Studies Program.

    “To showcase some of the best collaborative research in ethnography, archaeology, and the study of oral traditions and hear...

  • Grace Hart was awarded the writing prize for her independent study work, Grace's prize winning paper was entitled, "The Over-Representation of Native American Youth in the Criminal Justice System in New Mexico."

  • Professor Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. He is director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center and professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Wildcat received B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology from the University of Kansas and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has taught at Haskell for 27 years. Dr. Wildcat's recent...

  • Meghan A. Sigvanna Topkok (Iñupiaq) was awarded the writing prize for her paper, "The relationship of Alaska State and Tribal Governments Through the Lens of Child Welfare."

  • Kate Beane (2013-2014)-(Ahdipiwin), an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux (Dakota) of South Dakota, is a Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her Ph.D dissertation explores the Indigenous perspective of her tribal history, as well as the ongoing efforts to retain and strengthen ties to both the Minnesota homeland and Dakota language. The Dakota were imprisoned and forcibly exiled from Minnesota after declaring war with the United...

  • Growing up the son of working class parents outside of Detroit, Professor Nick Reo says he didn’t envision a career in academia. In fact, he had little idea of what he wanted to do after high school.

    “It was mow lawns, wash dishes, or go to school,” says Reo.

    He chose the latter. After starting at two junior colleges, he couldn’t get enough. He went on to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Michigan State University.


  • In a blog published by Oxford University Press, Colin G. Calloway, the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and a professor of Native American Studies, writes about the Treaty of Box Elder. July 30, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary of the treaty between the Northwestern Shoshones and the United States, Calloway notes.

    Calloway, whose most recent book is Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History...

  • Professor Szabo is the Regents Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico. She was the William H. Morton Distinguished Fellow at Dartmouth in the fall of 2010 when she took part in the Leslie Humanities Center Institute and symposium "Multiple Narratives in Plains Indian Ledger Art." A specialist in Native American Art and Museum Studies, Professor Szabo has published extensively on late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Plains drawings. She has also published on other...

  • When Dartmouth was founded on December 13, 1769, its charter created a college “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.” But this central tenet of the College’s charter went largely unfilled for 200 years, as Dartmouth counted only 20 Native American students among its graduates prior to 1970.

    When Dartmouth’s 13th president, John G. Kemeny, took office in March 1970, he vowed to rededicate the...

  • As Associate Professor Melanie Benson Taylor was helping line up speakers for a Native American studies event in April, she had a realization.

    “I noticed how many of the speakers are authors on my syllabus for my spring term course,” says Benson Taylor, who teaches Native American literature this term. “It’s amazing. The impact that will have on students is extraordinary.”

    As part of the 40th anniversary of the Native American Studies...