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Daniel K. Richter

Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

 

Daniel K. RichterDaniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History and the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. His research and teaching focus on Colonial North America and on Native American history before 1800. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and taught previously at Dickinson College and the University of East Anglia. His most recent publication is Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts (Harvard University Press, 2011). His first book, The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization (University of North Carolina Press, 1992), won the 1993 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians and the 1993 Ray Allen Billington Prize, Organization of American Historians, and was selected a 1994 Choice Outstanding Academic Book. His Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (Harvard University Press 2001) won the 2001-02 Louis Gottschalk Prize in Eighteenth-Century History and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Richter is also co-editor (with James Merrell) of Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 (Penn State University Press, 2003) and (with William Pencak) Friends and Enemies in Penn's Woods: Indians, Colonists, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press, 2004).

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Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 Friends and Enemies in Penn's Woods: Indians, Colonists, and the Racial Construction of Pennsylvania Native Americans' Pennsylvania