American Indian and Indigenous History
American Indian and Indigenous Studies is a vital area of study at the University of Minnesota. Three faculty trained in Indigenous history offer undergraduate and graduate courses, and the University houses the oldest Department of American Indian Studies in the country with a faculty offering a large curriculum in the Ojibwe and Dakota languages plus courses centering on history, literature, the cinema, political science, the legal system, anthropology, and more. Minnesota has long been a leader in graduate training in the field, and the presence of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Workshop offers access to this lively scholarly community for students and faculty alike. Faculty scholarship in AIIS engages with a multiplicity of approaches, including sovereignty, representations, education, public history/heritage studies, and broader connections to global indigeneity.