Name: Angela Parker (Mandan, Hidatsa, Cree)
Title: Assistant Professor of Native American Studies
Education: Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(2011); B.A. in History from Stanford University (2001).
Angela is an enrolled member of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (Mandan, Hidatsa) in North Dakota, and participates at her father's reservation, Rocky Boy (Cree) in Montana. Her research interests focus on Northern Plains tribal communities and the lived experience of the federal-tribal relationship during the first half of the 20th century, particularly around questions of indigenous citizenship and tribal activism as building blocks to later claims of tribal sovereignty. Her dissertation examined the years from the Indian Reorganization Act to the early 1960s on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, when the Fort Berthold community lost the central portion of their land base due to a massive dam built by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The project focuses on the interrelation of land and identity, and interrogates what happened to community identities as U.S. and tribal citizens when the federal government gutted the tribal land base. Her courses will focus on 20th century Native American history, and environmental issues in indigenous communities.
Last Updated: 8/12/11