Native American Studies Program

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.

 

Students participate in a weaving demonstration during Colgate’s annual Native American Festival.
Students participate in a weaving demonstration during Colgate’s annual Native American Festival.

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.

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Department Contacts

Director: Heather Roller

Administrative Assistant: Nicole Carvell
Office: 221 Alumni Hall
Phone: 315-228-7806

It was powerful to see the rugged plains landscape of the Lakota people; a landscape that’s marked by the massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890, a landscape where there’s a lot of history of resilience and refusal to give up their way of life. 

Professor Peter Balakian

Longyear Museum of Anthropology