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  • Darren J. Ranco (1999-2000) - (Penobscot), completed his B.A. in Anthropology at Dartmouth College, 1993, his MS in Environmental Law at Vermont Law School in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Harvard University in 2000. He was on the faculty at Dartmouth in our Native Studies Program and the Environmental Studies Program, from 2002-2008.  He is now an Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Coordinator of Native American Research at the University of Maine.

  • Dr. Tanner is professor of Anthropology at Memorial University, Newfoundland. He authored a book in 1979, "Bringing Home Animals." During Winter Term, 2000, Dr. Tanner taught a course for us called "Peoples of the Northern Forest," which we cross-listed with the Anthropology department. He taught a second course on land issues in Canada and the United States.

  • Elizabeth Alva Sumida [1998] (Wanka). Elizabeth graduated Dartmouth with a modified major in Anthropology and Native American Studies.  Her writing project concentrated on post-colonization writing as a form of revolutionary thought and resistance in Peru. Her title: "Waling on Stones and Dir: Wanka Storytelling in Chongos Bajo."

  • Joseph P. Gone (1998-1999) - (Gros Ventre), received his Ph.D. from the Clinical and Community Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation is titled: "Affects and Its Disorders Among the Lakota Sioux." From 2010-2011 he completed a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and currently he works as an Associate Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American...

  • Professor Barsh came to Dartmouth from the University of Lethbridge, Canada. He is a scholar and activist in the field of indigenous rights. From 1978 to 1981, he worked as one of the land claims researchers and treaty negotiators for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians and Mi-kmaq Grand Council. In 1982 he was given a commission as the Grand Council's representative to the United Nations, a role he served roughly half-time until 1993 when he left to help renew the Native American Studies...

  • Peggy J. Ackerberg (1997-1998) - (Citizen Potawatomi), attended Harvard's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Her dissertation: "Peau rouge, marches blancs: The Marketing of Native America in French Literature." Peggy did not complete her dissertation, and is now employed in the private sector.

  • William Wood (visiting from Williams College, 1997) (Cherokee). Bill graduated with a Major in History.  He received the writing reward for his final history research project: "The Social, Political, and Economic Atmosphere of the Treaty of New Echota."

  • Brooke Mosay Ammann [1997]  (St. Croix Band Chippewa). Brooke majored in Religion and received a Minor in Native American Studies. She was awarded the Writing Prize for her autobiographical essay "And Still ..... I Walk."

  • Alyce Spotted Bear (Mandan Hidasta) fulfilled two roles when she came to Dartmouth, from Cornell University where she had been working on her Ph.D. in Education. She served as a tribal elder in residence, and also as a visiting instructor. Her courses included "American Indian Education" and "American Indian Women of the Plains, a Cultural History."

  • Dennis (Dan) Runnels (1996-1997) - (Colville), was a Visiting Instructor of Spanish and Native American Studies, Dartmouth College, 1997-2008. His dissertation: "Guaman Poma: An Amerindian's Discursvie Strategies of Resistance in Post-Conquest Peru." Dan has not yet completed his dissertation. Nevertheless, he was hired by the Native American Studies Program to teach a number of courses on identity and biography. He is now retired.