American Indian History: Case Studies, Led by Colin Calloway, Dartmouth College

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This course, part of the Gilder Lehrman Self-Paced Course series, guides participants through a broad and deep exploration of American Indian history through a series of case studies, including early encounters; the Lewis and Clark expedition; and persistence in the face of government expansion, removal, and assimilation policies.

Historian Colin Calloway, Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College, guides this comprehensive consideration of the earliest North Americans.


Six two-hour seminar sessions led by Professor Calloway, which can be watched at your convenience

Primary source readings, digital resources, and teaching tools that complement Professor Calloway's lectures

• A certificate of completion for 15 hours of professional development credit

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Dr. Colin Calloway

Colin Calloway is John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds in England in 1978. After moving to the United States, he taught high school in Springfield, Vermont, served for two years as associate director and editor of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and taught for seven years at the University of Wyoming. He has taught at Dartmouth since 1990, when he first came as a visiting professor. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1995.