Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 Educators

Period of Performance

10/1/2011 - 12/31/2012

Funding Totals

$199,994.00 (approved)
$184,022.77 (awarded)

The Early Republic and Indian Country: 1812-1833

FAIN: ES-50410-11

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3305)
Scott Manning Stevens (Project Director: March 2011 to September 2013)
Frank Valadez (Co Project Director: September 2011 to September 2013)

A four-week institute for twenty-five school teachers on the interactions between Native Americans and European Americans in the early nineteenth century.

The Early Republic and Indian Country is a four-week, professional development summer institute for teachers, which will be hosted by the Newberry Library. This institute will bridge the divide between Native American history and traditional narratives of U.S. history by exploring the borderland history of the trans-Appalachian west. Twenty-five teachers from across the country will meet in Chicago to read about, research, and discuss the ways that Native Americans and Euro-Americans interacted between 1795, after the signing of the Treaty of Greenville, and 1833, at the signing of the Treaty of Chicago. Participants will read the latest scholarship in the field and have the opportunity to visit libraries, archives, and museums in the Chicago area with rich collections related to the topic. Dr. Scott Manning Stevens (Newberry Library) and Frank Valadez (Chicago Metro History Education Center) will serve as co-directors. Professor Ann Durkin Keating will serve as Lead Scholars.