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Michael Leroy Oberg

Distinguished Professor of History
Sturges Hall 15 A/B
585-245-5370
oberg@geneseo.edu

Michael Oberg has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1998.

Professor Oberg's research interests are in Native American studies. Read his blog, Native America: A History.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Syracuse University

Publications

  • Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794 (Oxford, 2015)

  • Professional Indian: The American Odyssey of Eleazer Williams(Penn, 2015)

  • Native America: A History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)

  • The Head in Edward Nugent's Hand: Roanoke's Forgotten Indians(Pennsylvania, 2008)

  • Samuel Wiseman's Book of Record: The Official Account of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, 1676-1677(Lexington, 2005)

  • Uncas: First of the Mohegans(Cornell, 2003)

  • Dominion and Civility: English Imperialism and Native America, 1585-1685(Cornell, 1999)

More About Me

Research Interests

Colonial U.S.
Native American

Awards and Honors

SUNY Distinguished Professor, 2015
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, 2013
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003

Websites

The Sullivan Campaign
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents
English Handwriting Lessons, 1500-1700

Announcements

Book: Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

Classes

  • HIST 261: M/U/Native American History

    This course is a survey of the history of Native Americans in the region that ultimately became the United States. It will trace the effects and consequences of European settlement, and native response, resistance, and accommodation to colonization; explore Indian response to the American Revolution and the westward expansion of white settlement in the decades following; and examine the historical context of the problems, issues, and challenges facing Native Americans in contemporary American society.