Native American Faculty
Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale and was on the faculty from 1999 to 2009 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Washington and is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West (Harvard, 2006), a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians. In addition to serving in professional associations and on the editorial boards of American Quarterly and Ethnohistory, Professor Blackhawk has led the establishment of two fellowships, one for American Indian Students to attend the Western History Association's annual conference, the other for doctoral students working on American Indian Studies dissertations at Yale named after Henry Roe Cloud (Winnebago, Class of 1910).
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|Alyssa Mt. Pleasant
Assistant Professor, American Studies and History
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora) is Assistant Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University. Her research focuses on early modern Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) history. She has a broad teaching portfolio, offering courses in American Indian history and American Indian Studies. Since 2006 Professor Mt. Pleasant has served as a faculty representative to the NACC Advisory Board. She was involved in the planning for both Henry Roe Cloud alumni celebrations and serves as the Principal Investigator for the Yale Native American Alumni Oral History Collection. In addition to her research and teaching commitments on campus, Mt. Pleasant lectures widely and participates in conferences in the United States and abroad.