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Michael 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.

 

Michael Oberg

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
Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents
National Anthropological Archives
English Handwriting Lessons, 1500-1700

Announcements

Listen here to my interview with "New Books in History" on my Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794

 

Classes

  • AMST 262: S/M/AmerIndianLaw&PublicPolicy

    Surveys the constitutional status of Indians in the American federal system and the issues and controversies affecting Native American communities and individuals today. Crosslisted with HIST 262

  • HIST 262: S/M/AmerIndianLaw&PublicPolicy

    Surveys the constitutional status of Indians in the American federal system and the issues and controversies affecting Native American communities and individuals today. Crosslisted with AMST 262. Not offered on a regular basis

  • HUMN 220: W/H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.

  • INTD 105: WrtSem:Indian Boarding Schools

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations. Corequisite: INTD 106.