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.
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.
Last Updated: 6/17/14