Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Period of Performance

10/1/2009 - 12/31/2010

Funding Totals

$173,847.00 (approved)
$173,847.00 (awarded)

From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America

FAIN: EH-50205-09

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3305)
Scott Manning Stevens (Project Director: March 2009 to August 2011)

A four-week college and university faculty member institute for twenty-five participants on the relationships between Native Americans and European colonists from 1675 to 1815.

The Newberry Library's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History seeks NEH support for a summer institute for college and university faculty that will examine the complex and shifting alliances between the various American Indian nations of North America and European colonists competing for land and political ascendancy in the regions east of the Mississippi between the years 1675 and 1815. The institute, led by the Newberry's Scott Stevens (Dir. of McNickle Center), will feature 4 guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff expert in cartography and American Indian materials in the Ayer Collection. The institute will comprise of lectures, discussions, museum visits, and opportunities for primary research in the library's rich humanities archive. The 25 participants will be drawn from across academic disciplines and institutions and encouraged to share their expertise and approaches to pedagogy.