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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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Welcome to Native American Studies at Dartmouth College

Native American Studies Today

On Focus

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.

Department Contacts

Program Chair:
N. Bruce Duthu (e-mail)
Program Administrator:
Sheila C. Laplante (e-mail)

Events This Term:

Wednesday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"Continuity and Transformation in Eastern Artic Art"
Heather Iglioliorte, Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement will discuss the history of visual arts production and the recent proliferation of contemporary arts in the Eastern Artic/Subarctic Inuit Territory of Numatsiavut. She will examine the impact that modernist primitivism, the cooperative movement, and other Arctic art world developments have had on the arts in this region;discuss the transformation of the arts today in light of the establishment of self-governance in Nunatsiavut;and draw on artworks documented during her research as well as works from the Hood's collection.




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.

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Last Updated: 11/7/14