The Native American Studies Program offers short-term fellowships to allow Tribal Scholars to conduct research at Dartmouth College, to make use of the institution's resources, and to interact with faculty and students. The fellowships are designed to give members of tribal communities, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, time to pursue individual or community research projects at an Ivy League institution.
Established with funds from the Dartmouth Class of 1943, these fellowships provide a modest stipend, travel costs, a housing allowance, office space, library privileges and computer access. The fellowships are from one to three months in duration at the discretion of the NAS Chair and contingent on available funding.
Tribal scholars who wish to be considered for a short-term fellowship are invited to submit a letter of interest to the Chair of the Native American Studies Program, together with a biographical sketch or C.V. and a description of the project they would like to pursue while in residence at Dartmouth.
The first Dartmouth Tribal Scholar was Charles Redcorn, a member of the Tzi-zhu-wah-shta-gi Clan of the Osage Tribe, who spent his time in residence writing a novel. Mr. Redcorn's first novel, A Pipe for February, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2000.
Dagmar Seely (Sac and Fox of Oklahoma) NAS Visiting Tribal Scholar 2009-2010. Dagmar is in her 4th year as a Ph.D. student at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received a Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University in 2005.Her two primary academic areas of interest are philanthropic studies and higher education. While at Dartmouth Dagmar worked on her research project regarding Mohegan scholar and fundraiser Samson Occom. Her primary research is the role of Samson as an American Indian fundraiser set within the cultural, historical, educational, and sociological context of his time. Dagmar is the granddaughter of the famed Jim Thorpe.
Andrew J. Hope III (Tlingit / Sitka). NAS Tribal Scholar 2008. Andy held a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He was the coordinator for the Alaska Federation of Natives / Southeast Alaska Region. During Spring term, 2007, Andy worked his fellowship at Dartmouth in preparing a Web site for the Tlingit Clan Conferences held in Alaska. He was a poet, tribal elder and leader, dedicating his life to the advancement of all Alaska Native people. We thoroughly enjoyed having Andy with us for a brief period of time. He went back to Alaska in June 2007. We were very sad to learn that Andy passed away after a brief battle with cancer, in Juneau, Thursday, 7 Aug., 2008 (age 58). "He upheld his family in a loving way," said his mother. "His family was happy to live in his shadow." His family and friends recalled his words: "You don't need to take the credit, let others take the credit, as long as the work gets done." Andy was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Memorial Clan Conference for Andy Hope:
Joseph Brewer (Tsalagi, Oglala Lakota from the Meskwaki Community, Tama, Iowa). 2007-2008. Joe was awarded the tribal scholarship at Dartmouth in order to do work on his project "Agriculture and Natural Resources Management for American Indian Tribes: An Extension Agent's View." While he worked on this project he provided great leadership and direction for many of our students. His wife Nanabah Allison-Brewer was the Women's Volley Ball Coach at Dartmouth at the same time, so the whole family became part of our community. Joe is now with Nanabah and their two daughters in South Dakota.
Janet Campbell Hale (Coeur d'Alene) Was our Tribal Scholar for Fall Term, 2007. A gifted poet and prose writer, Janet lives on the reservation in Idaho. While she was here she was doing research on the history of her tribe for an upcoming guide to tribal history, culture, land, and tribal government, sponsored by her tribal council.
Carol Dana (Penobscot) served as the Tribal Scholar in Residence during the Fall Term, 2006. Carol spent most of her time researching and writing proposals to continue the study and use of the Penobscot Indian language in Maine.
Last Updated: 11/28/11