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Native American Studies

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Linguist, Laval University
    (QUEBEC, Dartmouth '06)
  • Grants Administrator, Quinault Indian Nation
    (WA, Dartmouth '99)
  • Assistant General Counsel, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
    (AZ, Dartmouth '00)
  • Outreach Liaison, National Tribal Development Association
    (MT, Dartmouth '05)
  • Symbiotic Systems Automation Manager, C & S Wholesale Grocers
    (NY, Dartmouth '11)
  • Research Recruiter, Netflix
    (CA, Dartmouth '12)
  • Legislative Associate, National Congress of American Indians
    (DC, Dartmouth '10)
  • Rural Liaison, U.S. Senate
    (AK, Dartmouth '09)
  • Manager of Operations for Development & Marketing, SEED Programs and SEED Schools
    (DC, Dartmouth '06)
  • Corps Member, Teach for America
    (CA, Dartmouth '12)
  • MBA Student, Boston University
    (MA, Dartmouth '09)

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Major Description

Founded in 1769 with a mission to educate Indian students, Dartmouth College recommitted itself to that mission in 1970 and established the Native American Studies Program in 1972, an academic program open to all Dartmouth students. Native American Studies strives to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research and increase understanding of the historical experiences, cultural traditions and innovations, and political status of Indian peoples in the United States and Canada. Courses explore Native American ways of living, understanding the world, and organizing their societies; they also examine the impact of invasion and colonization on Indian America, and the intersection of Indian and European histories and systems of knowledge.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Critical and Analytical Thinking
  • Cultural Competency & Adaptability
  • Social responsibility and respect for diversity
  • Research Skills
  • Oral & Written Communication

Possible Career Paths

  • Arts
  • Common Good
  • Education
  • Government/Public Policy
  • Law
  • Fashion, Textile, Interior Design
  • Social Enterprise

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Last Updated: 3/22/13