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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Blythe K. George (Yurok) was awarded the writing prize for her Senior Thesis Project:" Native American Academic Performance: Does School Type Matter?"

  • Maile Arvin (2012-2013) -(Native Hawaiian) received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California at San Diego. Her dissertation, "The Science of Settler Colonialism: Native Hawaiian Indigeneity Amidst Hawai'i's 'Racial Mix,' examines the legacies of scientific constructions of race in Hawai'i for Native Hawaiians. Her work uses Indigenous feminist frameworks in addressing the history of eugenics, blood quantum, and the image of Hawaii 'i as a multicultural, "racial paradise"...

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  • Hunter Cox (Prairie Band Potawatomi) was awarded the writing prize for his senior thesis: "The Bolivian Constitution: A Truly Ethnic Phenomenon?"

  • Prof. Lomawaima's research on the experiences of American Indian alumni of a federal off-reservation boarding school is rooted in the experiences of her father Curtis Thorpe Carr, who survived, from age 9 to 16, the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma. Interviews with her father and sixty of his contemporaries, plus information from federal policy and archives, appear in They Called it Prairie Light: The Story of Chilocco Indian School, winner of the 1993 North American Indian...

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  • Mattie Harper (2011-2012) -(Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe):received her Ph.D in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality. Her dissertation, titled "French Africans in Indian Country," examines identify formation by focusing on four generations of one family in the Western Great Lakes region. Her work raises questions about the construction of race, Native American identity formation, and cross-cultural encounters in the...

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  • Terra L. Branson (2010) Muscogee (Creek) was awarded the writing prize for her Senior Thesis: " Enduring Political Change: The Story of Mvskoke."

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