Melanie Benson Taylor, recently promoted to Associate Professor of Native American Studies with tenure, was awarded the John M. Manley Huntington Award for newly tenured faculty by the Dean of the Faculty. Her second book, "Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause", was published in 2011 by Georgia University Press.
June 9, 2013 Commencement
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. Our 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.
|"Louise Erdrich, Anishinabe (Class of 1976) was the Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth during spring term 2012 and 2011. In addition to public readings of her work, Louise joined several NAS classes where students heard (and read) early drafts of her latest novel, The Round House, recently awarded the National Book Award for Best Fiction of 2012."|
Last Updated: 5/28/13