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The talk will survey the far-reaching changes that horses, guns, and smallpox had brought about in Indian country by the time Lewis and Clark ventured West and illustrate how these changes affected Lewis and Clark’s relations with different Indian peoples.
This presentation is the second in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!
Colin G. Calloway
John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
Colin G. Calloway was born in England and received his BA and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds. He has taught at the College of Ripon and York St. John in England, Springfield High School in Vermont, and the University of Wyoming. He also served two years as editor/assistant director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He joined Dartmouth College’s faculty in 1995 and has served five terms as chair of the Native American Studies Program. He is the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and professor of Native American Studies.
His books include: “The Chiefs Now in This City”: Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America (2021); The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (2018); The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army (2015); Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History (2013); The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth (2010); “White People, Indians, and Highlanders”: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and North America (2008); The Shawnees and the War for America (2007); The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (2006), which won the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars of the State of New York; One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (2003), which won six “best book” awards; First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History (1999; 2004; 2008; 2012; 2016; 2019); New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (1997; 2013); The American Revolution in Indian Country (1995), nominated for a Pulitzer prize; The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800 (1990); and Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815 (1987). He has also edited ten collections of essays and documents.
He was president of the American Society for Ethnohistory in 2007-08; has been given awards by the Missisquoi Nation of Abenakis and the Native American at Dartmouth; was selected for the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne, Switzerland in 2014.
The Indian World of George Washington was a National Book Award finalist in 2018, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in American History Book Award, the Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year Award, the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia Book Award, and the George Washington Prize in 2019.
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This presentation is the second in a series of lectures in the Jefferson’s West: Lewis, Clark, and the Native Americans program during June 2021. Please see the upcoming events list and join us for more expert lectures on this summer expedition!
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