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African-American Studies

George Price

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George Price

NAC 203E (406) 243-2302
Office Hours:

MWF, 10:15-10:45, 1:00-1:45, and 3:30-5:00
Tu, Th, and MWF after 5:00, by appointment

George Price listens, learns, contemplates, studies, and teaches. He lives with his wife, Barbara, and their son, Noah, on their 5 acre permaculture farm on the Flathead Indian Reservation, north of Missoula, Montana. He is an American of several diverse ethnic and cultural ancestries (including Assonet Wampanoag, Massachuset, Choctaw, African, French, and Scottish) who has explored human identity issues for all of his life, both personally and professionally. Since 2012, he now prioritizes the defense of Mama Earth and all species therein above all other interests. Some questions that he patiently seeks to find answers for (in due time, without anxiety): What are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?


Ph. D., Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in colonial and antebellum African American and Native American history, University of Montana, 2006 M.A. History, University of Montana, 1996 B.A. University of Oregon, 1981

Past and Present: an Introduction to Native American Studies, Plymouth, Michigan, Hayden-McNeil, 2015

To Heal the Scourge of Prejudice: the Life and Writings of Hosea Easton, George R. Price and James Brewer Stewart, eds., University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

Works-in-progress :

Re-writing my dissertation, “The Easton Family of Southeast Massachusetts: The Dynamics of Five Generations of Human Rights Activism, 1753-1935,” for publication (a biographical history of the Eastons, an American tri-racial family with a strong social activist tradition extending over three centuries)

Two chapters for Heartlines "Parallel Histories" Project, a collaboration of  Native American historians on a textbook on Native American history, sponsored by Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana, with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation (expected date of publication, 2016), The Dispossession of Titticut: the struggle of the Wampanoag and Massachuset people of the Titticut village and reservation to keep their lands, 1669-1790, and Two Very Different “Acts of Submission”: Formal Submission of Massachusetts Indian Nations to Massachusetts Bay Colony, March, 1644 and the Submission of the Narragansett Indians to King Charles I of England, April, 1644.


Encyclopedia Entry: “African American Slavery by American Indians,” for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, Oxford University Press, 2012

"The Roberts Case, the Easton Family, and the Dynamics of the Abolitionist Movement in Massachusetts, 1776-1870,” co-authored with JamesBrewer Stewart for theMassachusetts Historical Review, Fall, 2002

“Afro/Native Historiography: Finding Relevance Outside the Eurocentric Tradition,” Trinity Reporter, Special Edition, Dec., 2005,  Providence, Rhode Island, Trinity Repertory Company

“Hosea Easton: Forgotten Abolitionist ‘Giant’,” chapter in Michael A.Morrison, ed., The Human Tradition in Antebellum America, Wilmington, Delaware, Scholarly Resources, 2000 (This article was reprinted in 2002 for another edition in this same series, The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction at the request of the editor, Charles W.Calhoun.)

Foreword to a book: Foreword to Roger Echo-Hawk, NAGPRA and the Future of Racial Sovereignties, Longmont, Colorado, Roger Echo-Hawk, Kindle Edition, 2011


Current Couses

Class Schedule for Spring, 2016: (all classes MWF) 9:10-10:00 NASX 105H 01, Intro to Native American Studies, Stone Hall, room 304 11:10-12:00 AAS/HISTA 262 01A & 01B, Abolitionism, PFNAC (Native American Center), room 105 2:10-3:00 NASX 105H 02, Intro to Native American Studies, ULH (Urey Lecture Hall) 101

Teaching Experience

1998 to present; Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Lecturer, University of Montana, Native American Studies and (beginning in Fall of 1999) African American Studies and (since 2001) the Department of History. Courses taught at UM: NASX 105, Introduction to Native American Studies; and NAS 202, Oral and Written Traditions; AAS 220, Search for Identity; AAS/HIST 262, Abolitionism: the First Civil Rights Movement; NAS/AAS 260, African Americans and Native Americans; AAS 372, African American Identity; AAS/HIST 342 and 379, African American History 1995 to 1999; Adjunct Instructor, Salish Kootenai College, Native American Studies, American History, Sociology, Indigenous Economics 1985-1995; Art and History Teacher, Two Eagle River School, Pablo, Montana

Colonial and antebellum African American and Native American history The service records and narratives of soldiers and sailors of color in the American Revolution The intellectual, cultural, and spiritual origins of American egalitarianism and human rights activism The history of utopian communitarianism (indigenous and non-indigenous)  

University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812