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Award-winning Native American history scholar to lecture at SSU

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September 29

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Colin Calloway, award-winning scholar, will give a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 pm.

Colin Calloway, award-winning scholar in the field of Native American history and author of several articles and books, will give a presentation on "The Scioto, the Shawnees, and Rethinking the History of the U.S." as part of Shawnee State University's Jane M. G. Foster Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the University Center's East Ballroom.

Calloway is a British American historian and author of several books, including "The Shawnees and the War for America" and "White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America."

The lecture is one of the university's contributions to the celebration of Portsmouth's Bicentennial, which will include numerous talks and exhibitions over the coming year.

Calloway is an award-winning Native American historian, with an appointment at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. At Dartmouth, he is professor of history and Samson Occom professor of Native American Studies. He is serving his fourth consecutive three-year term as chair of the Native American Studies Program.

He is the author of several articles and books, including "The Shawnees and the War for America" and "One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark," which won the Organization of American Historians' 2005 Ray Allen Billington Award for best book on American frontier history.

Calloway has received awards from the Missisquoi Nation of Abenakis and the Native American students at Dartmouth.

His most recent work, "The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army," will be published in early October, a week before he visits the campus.

"Calloway's lecture highlights the frontier and Native American history of the valley in which Portsmouth is located today," SSU Associate Professor of History Andrew Feight said. "It's an excellent start to the educational celebration of Portsmouth's Bicentennial."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Feight at afeight@shawnee.edu.

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