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  • Andrea Marlene B. Abeita (Navajo). Andrea graduated Dartmouth with a major in Native American Studies.  She was awarded the writing prize for her spring term 2004 Independent Research project and resulting paper: "Stories, Oral and Written: A Native Perspective."

  • Professor O'Brien joined us from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he taught many courses in American History, but his focus of research has been on Southeastern Indians. His first book entitled "Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830" (University of Nebraska Press) was published in 2002. He has also published essays is many scholarly journals. He taught two courses during the fall of 2004: "The Invasion of America: American Indian History, Pre-contact to 1830", and "The...

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  • Angelica Lawson (2003-2004) - (Northern Arapaho), completed her Ph.D at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The title of her dissertation is: "Resistance and Resilience in the Work of Four Native American Authors." Prof. Lawson was also a visiting instructor at Dartmouth, and taught a course in NAS for the Fall, 2003 term: "American Indians on Film and Television." She is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, specializing in American Indian Film and...

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  • Aja Kateri DeCoteau (Yakama / Chippewa). Aja was awarded the prize for her senior thesis:  "Nch'I-N-usux W'anapa (Salmon in the Big River): Salmon and their Keepers Along the Columbia  River."

  • Veronica Elizabeth Pipestem (Osage) was awarded the writing prize for her senior English project: "Fleur and the Manitous."

  • Audra Simpson (2002-2003) - (Mohawk), completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology from McGill University, then went to teach at Cornell University, where she was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship. Audra moved to Columbia University in 2008, where she is currently an Assistant Professor of anthropology. She is a Katrin H. Lamon Resident Scholar 2008 - 2009 at SAR, and she has a recent book soon to be published titled, Mohawk Interruptus.

  • Margaret (Pueblo/Hispanic) taught two courses during the fall and winter terms in our Native American Studies Program. She was the Curator of Fine Art at the Heard Museum in Phoenix from 1987-2002, and responsible for the organization, development and implementation of all fine art exhibits, collections, research, publications, programming and education activities. She co-organized a conference at the University of Arizona in 2002: "The Heart of Culture: Indigenous Exchange in a Contemporary...

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  • Laura Beth Duncan (Comanche). Laura graduated with a major in Engineering Science and a Minor in Studio Art. She received the writing prize for her final paper in NAS 40 - Introduction to American Indian Languages:  "Comanche Cultural and Linguistic Change."

  • Dian Million (2001-2002) - (Tanana Athabascan), received her Ph.D. in Native American and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation title is "Telling Secrets: Politics, Gender and Race in the Production of Aboriginal Sovereignty." Dian is now an Associate Professor American Indian Studies at the University of Washington.

  • Vera Palmer (2001-2002) - (Tuscarora/Iroquois), completed her dissertation on the Iroquois Condolence ceremonies, titled: "Bringing Kateri Home: Restoring a Cultural Narrative of an Iroquoian Saint." Vera has remained at Dartmouth and is now a Senior Lecturer, teaching 5 literature-focused Native American Studies courses including an introductory course and an advanced seminar.

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