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Native American Studies Program

Academic Program
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Student Resources and Involvement
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Native American Studies Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our Native American studies faculty.
Activist Dennis Banks
Dennis Banks, a co-founder the American Indian Movement (AIM), gave a talk on campus titled "State of Affairs of Indian Country."
Our topical major in Native American studies offers you the opportunity to undertake a comparative and historical study of the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary cultures of North and Latin America.

About Native American Studies

We offer you the opportunity to pursue either a major or a minor in Native American studies.

We draw on courses from a wide range of disciplines to cover the full range of subjects relevant to a complete study of Native American issues, including art, archaeology, culture, geography, Native American history, literature, religion, and the history of Euro-American contact with native populations in the New World.

A background in Native American studies will provide you with an excellent knowledge and skills foundation to pursue professional work after graduating, or to continue studying inter-American relations, Latin American studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, government services, art history, museum studies, religion, and more.

Department Contacts

Chair: Jordan Kerber
Administrative Assistant: Aaron Solle
Office: Alumni Hall
Phone: 315-228-7806