287C ASH, 402-554-3688(email)
Northern Plains Tribes, Native American History, North American Indian Cultures
(Ft. Peck Reservation Assiniboine and Sioux history; federal Indian policy)
A native of Montana, Professor Smith earned a M.A. from the University of Montana (1983) and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2001). He served as Indian Studies director and professor at Morningside College (Sioux City, IA) from 1989-2001), and started teaching at UNO in Fall, 2002.
He is presently revising his dissertation, Fort Peck Agency Assiniboines, Upper Yanktonais, Hunkpapas, Sissetons and Wahpetons: A Cultural History to 1888, for Texas Tech University Press. He is an enrolled Assiniboine from the Fort Peck Reservation.
When not engaged in academics, he enjoys shooting hoops, bike riding, and listening to both kinds of music: country and western.
Frequently Taught Courses:
· Introduction to Native American Studies
· The Sioux Tribe
· Native American Education
· Native American Environmentalism