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Explore Native American history through a series of topics and case studies, including early encounters, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and persistence in the face of American expansion and assimilation policies.


Colin G. Calloway, John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College


Colin G. Calloway, The John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth, 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.

Travel & Accommodations

Dartmouth College is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and is accessible by all forms of transportation. The university website provides a detailed transportation page.

Participants will stay in an on-campus dormitory in 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.

Travel reimbursement

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.

Graduate credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information please click here.

Course Reviews from Past 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!”

“Working with Colin Calloway was incredible, and to be in the setting of Dartmouth while learning about Native American History was truly inspiring”

“Colin Calloway is an amazing professor. His depth of knowledge is truly mind- blowing. I wish I could take classes from him on a regular basis!"


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July 16th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   July 22nd, 2017 9:00 AM
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
United States

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2017 Teacher Seminar Registration Fee $75.00

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