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Dawn G. Marsh

Dawn G. Marsh

Associate Professor // History

Associate Professor // Native American and Indigenous Studies // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Research focus:
Native American and Indigenous History

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 6108

Office hours:

  • Spring 2024:
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 1:20 - 2:30 pm


Phone: (765) 494-7900

Fax: (765) 496-1755


Hist 372 History of the American West (13590)
Hist 377 History and Culture of Native America (13262)
Hist 381 American Indians in Film
Hist 386 Indiana: Land of the Indians
Hist 477 Native American Women's History
Hist 495 Northern Indian Removals
Hist 651 Readings in Native American History

Ph.D. University of California - Riverside, 2003


Native American and Indigenous Studies

My research focuses primarily on the history and culture of Indigenous people of North America from pre-contact to the early nineteenth century. Due to the proximity of Purdue University to the site of one of the most pivotal events in Native American history, a pan-Indian resistance movement founded by Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa at Prophetstown, I include an emphasis on local, regional, and midwestern Native history when possible. 

I am closely associated with Purdue’s Native American Education and Culture Center (NAECC).