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Past Sequoyah Distinguished Professors in Cherokee Studies


Dr. Thomas Hatley, 2002-2008.

Dr. Hatley holds degrees from Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, Yale University, and a doctorate in history from Duke University. He is the author of The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians through the Era of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1993, reprinted 2000) and co-editor of Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial South (University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

Dr. Alan Kilpatrick, 2001-2003.

Dr. Kilpatrick received a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of California-Los Angeles plus an M.A. from Loyol Marymount University.  His publications and works in progress focus mainly on Cherokee religion.

Dr. Duane King, 1994-1995. 

Dr. King holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Georgia-Athens.  He is the author of many publications dealing with Native American pottery and Cherokee history. 


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