News & Events

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

  • Noelani Arista (2009-2010) - (Hawaiian) received her PhD in American History from Brandeis University. Her dissertation "Outrage and Silence: Encountering History in Early Nineteenth-Century Hawai'i" reorients the discussion about the role New England missionaries played in Hawaiian politics and governance, the formation of law, and the persistence of kapu (oral chiefly pronouncement) in the decades before the first Hawaiian constitution (1840). She is currently an Assistant Professor at the...

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  • Shannon Prince (Cherokee) graduated as a Senior Fellow. Her senior thesis was entitled "Bones in the Other World."

  • Dagmar Seely (Sac and Fox of Oklahoma) NAS Visiting Tribal Scholar 2009-2010. Dagmar is in her 4th year as a Ph.D. student at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University in 2005.Her two primary academic areas of interest are philanthropic studies and higher education. While at Dartmouth Dagmar worked on her research project regarding Mohegan scholar and fundraiser Samson Occom. Her primary research is the role of Samson as...

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  • Alexanna Salmon (Yupik / Aleut). Alexanna graduated Dartmouth with a double major in Native American Studies and Anthropology.   Her award was based on her senior thesis:  'Igyararmiunguunga': Qallemciq Nunaka Man'I Kuicaraami-lu. 'I Belong to Igiugig': The Story of My Home on the Kvichak River."

  • Kendra Taira Field (2008-2009) - (Creek)  wrote her dissertation for a PhD in History at New York University, titled: "African American Migration From the Deep South to Indian Territory, 1870-1920."  Kendra is now an Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies at Tufts University. She is now completing her first book, Growing Up with the Country: A Family History of Race and American Expansion. She has received the Huggins-Quarles Award of the Organization of American Histories and...

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  • Professor Ongtooguk (Native Alaskan) is a professor at the College of Education, University of Alaska Anchorage.  He was an elected member of the Kotzebue IRA Council for three years and a delegate to the Alaska Federation of Natives. He was our Dartmouth students' choice for the GRV for academic year 2008-09. Paul teaches NAS 30: "Issues in Alaska Native Education" Fall Term, 2008 and works with individual students on thesis plans, holding weekly workshops with them.

  • Jenny Elizabeth Tone Pah-Hote (2007-2008) - (Kiowa) completed her dissertation titled: "Envisioning Nationhood: Kiowa Expressive Culture, 1900-1950" during her time as a PhD candidate in History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her dissertation explores how the Kiowa have used expressive culture to assert their nationhood and sovereignty. She now teaches in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has teaching interests in...

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  • Dailan Jake Long (Navajo). Dailan graduated with a major in Native American Studies. For his senior honors thesis: "Diyin Nohookaa Dine nihi'doo'nid, We are called the Holy Earth-Surface People: Navajo Resistance to Cultural Genocide, Environmental Injustice, and the Desert Rock Energy Project."

  • Janet Campbell Hale (Coeur d'Alene)  Was our Tribal Scholar for Fall Term, 2007.  A gifted poet and prose writer, Janet lives on the reservation in Idaho. While she was here she was doing research on the history of her tribe for an upcoming guide to tribal history, culture, land, and tribal government, sponsored by her  tribal council.

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