Study the art, archaeology, culture, geography, literature, and religion of Native peoples in North and South America — a collective history and impact spanning 15 millennia.
The Native American Studies program draws on a wide range of disciplines to examine Native American issues in great depth. Participate in a transformative and revealing study of the impacts of America’s original peoples.
Students in the program develop a foundation of knowledge that can be applied to professional work or continued study in inter-American relations, Latin American studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, government services, art history, museum studies, religion, and more.
The program offers both a major and minor in Native American Studies.
We recognize that Colgate University is situated on the unceded Indigenous homelands of the Oneida Indian Nation people. We pay respect to Oneida people—past, present, and future—and honor their continuing presence in this homeland area as well as throughout the Haudenosaunee diaspora.
Native American Studies News
Colgate Maroon News article about the lecture given by Elders Catherine Tammaro and Michael Odette on October 24, 2023. Elder Odette shared the historical background of the Wyandot and Elder Tammaro explained how the history and culture has influenced her art.Read the article