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Donald A. Grinde Jr.

Professor of Transnational Studies
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Native American studies, Native American thought, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois history, U.S. Indian Policy since 1871, American Indian activism

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Donald A. Grinde Jr. can speak to the media about Native American thought, history and activism, including in relation to contemporary issues such as systemic racism, land rights, environmental concerns and inclusive educational curriculum.

Grinde’s research and teaching have focused on Haudenosaunee/Iroquois history, U.S. Indian policy since 1871, Native American thought, and environmental history. He has written extensively on these topics, including authoring or co-authoring books such as “the Encyclopedia of Native American Biography,” “Apocalypse of Chiokoyhikoy, Chief of the Iroquois,” “The Iroquois and the Founding of the American Nation,” “Exemplar of Liberty: Native America and the Evolution of Democracy,” and “Ecocide of Native America: Environmental Destruction of Indian Lands and Peoples.”

Grinde’s work on environmental issues has also included studying the 16th and 17th century ecological history of a portion of the Susquehanna River, and serving as co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded graduate student training program focused on solving environmental problems in Western New York.

CONTACT:

Donald A. Grinde Jr., PhD
Professor of Transnational Studies
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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