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.
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.
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.
Each summer seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar.
Participants traveling internationally or from Alaska and Hawaii receive a $500 stipend in lieu of reimbursement upon completion of the seminar. Applicants to seminars should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the $400 allowance is insufficient to cover all travel expenses. Our reimbursement policy has changed from previous years. For more information on our policy click here.
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.
Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.