The Indian World of George Washington

Saturday, May 30, 2020 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fort Pitt Museum
$20 adult general admission | $15 students and History Center members | Register

Add to Calendar05/30/2020 11:00 AM05/30/2020 01:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkThe Indian World of George WashingtonDrawing on his prize-winning book, Colin Calloway will discuss how the Indian nations of the Ohio country shaped the life of the man who shaped the nation.Fort Pitt MuseumFort Pitt MuseumfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Drawing on his prize-winning book, Dr. Colin Calloway will discuss how the Indian nations of the Ohio country shaped the life of the man who shaped the nation.

The lecture will be followed by a book signing with Dr. Calloway.


Admission to this Fort Pitt Speaker Series program is $20 for adults and $15 for students and History Center members. Please register in advance.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Online registration will close at the end of business on Friday, May 29. Any remaining registrations will be available for purchase on the day of the program on a first come, first served basis at the admissions desk.

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For more information, please contact Event & Visitor Services Coordinator, Mariah Simensky, at 412-281-9284 or

Dr. Colin Calloway

Colin G. Calloway was born in England received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Leeds. He has taught at the College of Ripon and York St. John in England, at Springfield High School in Vermont, and at the University of Wyoming. He also served two years as editor/assistant director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He joined the faculty of Dartmouth College in 1995 and is currently serving his fifth three-year term as chair of the Native American Studies Program. He is the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies.

His books include: The Indian World of George Washington: the First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (2018); The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army (2015); Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History (2013); The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth (2010); “White People, Indians, and Highlanders”: Tribal Peoples and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and North America (2008); The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (2006), which won the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars of the State of New York; One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (2003), which won six “best book” awards; First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History (1999; 2004; 2008; 2012; 2016; 2019); New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America (1997; 2013); The American Revolution in Indian Country (1995), nominated for a Pulitzer prize; The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600-1800 (1990) and Crown and Calumet: British-Indian Relations, 1783-1815 (1987). He has also edited ten collections of essays and documents.

He was President of the American Society for Ethnohistory in 2007-08; has been given awards by the Missisquoi Nation of Abenakis and the Native American Students at Dartmouth; was selected for the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne, Switzerland in 2014. The Indian World of George Washington was a National Book Award finalist in 2018 and won several awards, including the Daughters of the American Revolution Excellence in American History Book Award and the 2019 George Washington Prize.