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Andrew Denson

Department of History
Phone: 828-227-3867
Office Address: McKee Building 222C


Andrew Denson teaches courses on Native American and United States history and participates in WCU's Cherokee Studies program. He is the author of Demanding the Cherokee Nation: Indian Autonomy and American Culture (University of Nebraska Press, 2004) and Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest Over Southern Memory (University of North Carolina Press, 2017), as well as articles in various journals and edited collections. His current research deals with the public memory of the Native American past. He grew up near Chicago and earned degrees from the University of Illinois and Indiana University.

Courses Taught:

History 131: "North American History until 1865"
History 236: "Native American Lives"
History 297: "Sophomore Seminar"
History 345: “Modern Native America"
History 445: "Cherokee History"
History 470: "History and Memory in the American South"
History 622: "Native American History"

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