Name: Colin G. Calloway (e-mail)
Title: The John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies
Education: Ph.D., University of Leeds in England, 1978
Professor Calloway first taught at the College of Ripon and York, St John in England. After moving to the United States, he taught high school in Springfield, Vermont, served for two years as associate director and editor of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and taught for seven years at the University of Wyoming. He has been associated with the Native American Studies program since 1990 when he first came to Dartmouth as a visiting professor and he chaired the program for twelve years from 1997 to 2009. In 2007-08, he served as president of the American Society for Ehnohistory and in 2011 he received the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement award. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1995. Professor Calloway serves as the President of the American Society for Ethnohistory, 2007-08.
Professor Calloway has written many books and articles on Native American history, including: The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth (University Press of New England, 2010);White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America (Oxford University Press, 2008); The Shawnees and the War for America (Viking/Penguin, 2007); The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (Oxford University Press, 2006); One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (Nebraska Press 2003), which won half a dozen major awards; First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History (Bedford Books, 1999, 2nd edn., 2003, 3rd edn., 2008, 4th edn., 2012); New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997); The American Revolution in Indian Country (Cambridge University Press, 1994, nominated for a Pulitzer prize); The Abenaki (Chelsea House, 1989); The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1990); and Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1997). He has edited several collections of documents including: Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost (Bedford Books, 1996); The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America (Bedford Books, 1994); and Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England (University Press of New England, 1991). In addition, he has edited three collections of essays: New Directions in American Indian History (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988), After King Philip's War: Presence and Persistence in Indian New England (University Press of New England, 1997), and Germans and Indians (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002), with Gerd Gemunden and Susanne Zantop , and Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience (Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2003). Calloway is currently writing a book on Dartmouth's Indian History.
Last Updated: 1/18/12