This seminar is an opportunity for collaborative scholarship for scholars of American Indians, to include American Studies, Anthropology, Education, English, History and Religious Studies.


Carolina Seminar in American Indian Studies—final schedule

All of the following seminars will be held in Donovan Lounge from 5:00-6:30 pm.

Fall 2014

Sept 24: Courtney Rivard, Permanent Fixed-Term Faculty, English and Comp. Lit., UNC

“Archival Recognition: The Pointe-au-Chien’s and the Biloxi-Chitmacha Confederation of Muskogees’s for Federal Recognition”

Oct. 29: Steven J. Peach, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Reconstructing Religious Identity in Indian Territory: Race, Gender, and Syncretism in the Creek Indian Nation, 1865-1907”

Nov. 12: Charles F. Walker, Professor of History, University of California, Davis

“The Tupac Amaru Rebellion”

co-sponsored with History Department/ISA


Spring 2015

Jan. 28: Gene Nichol, Professor, Southern Poverty Law Center & UNC Law School

Heather A. Hunt, Student, UNC Law School

“Native American Poverty in North Carolina”


Feb. 25: Philip F. Gura, Professor of American Studies, UNC

“Writing the Life of William Apess, 19th-Cetury Pequot Intellectual”


March 25: Stanley Thayne, PhD Candidate, Religious Studies

“Reading Back? Indigeneity and the Book of Mormon”