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Non-Native Wins Prestigious Native American History Award

Non-Native American professor wins an award for his work promoting Native American history.
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Dartmouth College professor Colin Calloway was honored in September with the 2011 American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to an individual for “helping Native American students and advancing the study of American Indian history.”

He received the award during the Western History Association Conference held in Oakland, California.

“This was a big deal for me,” said Calloway, professor of Native American studies and the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History, in Dartmouth Now. “It’s recognition by my peers, other scholars of Indian history. It’s also a bit of a surprise, as I’m not Native American and, unlike previous winners of the award, I don’t have graduate students.”

Calloway has written more than 10 books on Native American history, including his most recent work, The Indian History of an American Institution about how Dartmouth College began as an Indian school.

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