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Faculty Image Richard Sattler
Office: Social Scienes 222
Phone: 406-243-5833


Current Position:

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dr. Sattler is a cultural anthropologist who received his Ph. D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1987.  His areas of interest include Native North America, Ethnohistory, Political Anthropology, Social Organization, Political Economy, Gender,  & Ethnicity.  He has conducted extensive ethniographic and ethnohistorical research with the Seminoles, Creeks, and Cherokees.  He is also developing a research interest in the Native Peoples of the Columbian Plateau.

Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Field Of Study:

Cultural Anthropology, Ethnohistory, Native North America, Gender, Race and Ethnicity


ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology (Every Semester)

ANTH 220:  Comparative Social Organization (Winter Session)

ANTH 327:  Anthropology of Gender (Every Spring)

ANTH 328:  Culture and Identity (Every Spring)

ANTH 330:  Native Peoples of the Interior Northwest (Occasional)

ANTH 330:  Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast (Occasional)

ANTH 400:  History of Anthropology (Every Fall)

ANTH 500:  Contemporary Anthropological Thought (Every Fall and Spring in odd years)

ANTH 501:  Documentary Anthropological Research Methods (Spring in even years)


Ph.D.  Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Teaching Experience:

1998-2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Native American Studies Department, University of Montana, Missoula.

1991-1998 Instructor (Anthropology), Department of Sociology, Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois.


American Anthropological Association

American Ethnological Society

American Society for Ethnohistory

Specialized Skills:

Sociocultural Anthropology; Native North America; Ethnohistory

Selected Publications:

2004 “Seminoles in the West.” In Southeast, Jason Baird Jackson and Raymond D. Fogelson, eds. Vol. 14, Handbook of North American Indians, William C. Sturtevant, general editor. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 450-464.

2003 "Lewis and Clark on the Columbian Plateau: The Ethnohistory of a Critical Nonevent." In A Confluence of Cultures: Native Americans and the Expedition of Lewis and Clark, 2003 Symposium Proceedings. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.

1998 "Cowboys and Indians: Stockraising among the Creek and Seminole Indians." Special Issue on Native American Agriculture, Castle McLaughlin and Tracy Andrews, eds. American Indian Research and Culture Journal 22(3):79-99.

1996 "Remnants, Renegades, and Runaways: Seminole Ethnogenesis Reconsidered." In History, Power, and Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Americas, 1492-1992. Jonathan D. Hill, ed. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

1995 "Women's Status Among the Muskogee and Cherokee." in Women and Power in Native North America. Lillian A. Ackerman and Laura F. Klein, eds. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1995 Writings in Indian History, 1985-1990. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (Co-authored with Jay Miller and Colin Calloway).