Native American Studies
The program in Native American Studies is designed to familiarize students with the histories, literatures, cultures, and futures of the indigenous citizens of North America. It will be of interest to students who wish to explore the unique political and social relationship that the First Nations and their members hold with the United States. The program provides students with key concepts, information, and a foundation of knowledge rooted in several academic disciplines, including but not limited to the disciplines of our affiliated faculty.
Point of Pride
Each summer students can join our archaeological field schools, focusing either on Cherokee cultures post-1500 with Associate Professor Kathryn Sampeck or on peoples of the Archaic and post-Archaic eras who lived on the Great Lakes through the Grand Island Archaeological Research Program.
Why study Native American Studies?
The field of Native American Studies focuses on the history, culture, politics, and experiences (past and modern) of the Native North American people.
Applications for the Native American Studies minor are always being accepted.