This seminar will explore Native American history through a series of different topics and case studies. Participants will discuss early encounters, the Lewis and Clark expedition, US Indian policies, Indian Removal, Indian persistence in the face of American expansion and assimilation policies, and the importance of Indian history to understanding American history.
Readings are sent by the Institute to seminar participants. Readings may include:
Calloway, Colin. First People: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History. 4th Edition. New York: Bedford Books. 2012.
Travel & Accommodations
Participants will be housed in an on-campus dormitory. Participants will have single bedrooms but may share bathrooms and common space. Several computer clusters and lounges are available on campus, but many participants choose to bring laptops.
The college provides pillows, blankets, sheets, and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. Participants should plan to bring laptops as computer access on campus will be limited.
Meals will be served in a college cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers. For more information please click here.
Course Reviews from Summer 2013 Participants
“The Native American History seminar was one of the best professional development programs that I have participated in over twenty years of teaching. . . I was also very impressed with the caliber of the other seminar participants—I learned so much from the group. Attending this seminar was easily the highlight of my summer.”
“It was such an honor to be able to spend an entire week listening to Professor Colin Calloway lecture and interact with us. He is so knowledgeable about Native Americans and American history and I plan to use much more of his work in my teaching. Our master teacher did a superb job at organizing the seminar and a fabulous job at facilitating discussion. The entire seminar was about learning and collaborating with colleagues and I will absolutely use everything I learned in my future teaching!”
Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.