Dates: June 17--July 1, 2018

LOCATION: Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (2 weeks)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (notification date: March 28, 2018)

STIPEND: $2,100

Framed by scholarly historical works about Native Americans, about the Lewis and Clark expedition, land, religion, conflict, and about ongoing tribal and personal self-determination, the Institute seeks to expand, complicate, and sometimes contradict accepted U.S. history narratives about the West. To offer more nuanced interpretations of the Columbia Plateau region, we will draw upon both published and oral accounts by members of local Native American communities. This content will reveal spiritual and cultural practices in the eras prior to American and European immigration, and it will contextualize Indigenous and American responses to each encountering the “other.”

An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

The Native American West

A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau