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George Price, Lecturer

Location: NAC 203E
Hours: MWF, 10:15-10:45, 1:00-1:45, and 3:30-5:00 Tu, Th, and MWF after 5:00, by appointment

Phone: (406) 243-2302


George Price listens, learns, contemplates, studies, and teaches. He lives with his wife, Barbara, and two of their seven grandchildren on the Flathead Indian Reservation, north of Missoula, Montana. He is an American of several diverse ethnic and cultural ancestries (including Wampanoag, Massachuset, Choctaw, African, French, and Scottish) who has explored human identity issues for all of his life, both personally and professionally. 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


Activism for life on Earth, gardening, landscaping, hiking, canoeing, listening, reading, writing

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

Research Interests

  • Colonial and antebellum African American and Native American history, human rights
  • The service records and narratives of soldiers and sailors of color in the American Revolution
  • The intellectual, cultural, and spiritual origins of American egalitarianism


Professional Experience

2010: University of Montana Chapter of the Mortar Board Society's selected lecturer for the "Last Lecture" series, "The Betrayal of Enlightenment Egalitarianism: How what happened after 1783 led to our present ecological crisis" Lecture v3.doc

2010: University of Montana NCAA Diversity Compliance Committee

2010: Selected Participant for Heartlines "Parallel Histories" project and workshop, Salish Kootenai College

2010: Black Students Union Black History Month Lecture, “A Brief Illustrated History of Relations Between Native Americans and African Americans in the U.S.” University of Montana

2009: Panelist, Day of Dialogue, “Adjusting: A Frank Discussion Concerning Bicultural Adaptive Strategies for African American Students at the University of Montana”

2009: Panelist on the White(?)House, the meaning of the Obama Presidency, Music Recital Hall, University of Montana

2008: Coordinator and Committee Chair for the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of African American Studies at The University of Montana                                 

2008: Presenter, Day of Dialogue,  “Life After Race: Observations and Discussion on the Multicultural, Intercultural, and Non-Racial future of the U.S. and the World”

2008: Workshop presentation on "Challenges of Bringing Indigenous Cultural Perspectives into the Public School Science Classrooom," for the Big Sky Science Partnership workshop at Salish Kootenai College

2007: Two gallery lectures at the Missoula Art Museum,in conjunction with the Faith Ringgold exhibit: “Black Art, Black Identity: the world from which Faith Ringgold emerged,” and “The Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement”


2006; Keynote speaker for Missoula’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

2006; Presentation on Native American genealogy to the Western Montana Genealogical Society, at the Missoula Public Library

2005 and 2006; Juror for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Bitterroot Valley Chapter American Citizenship Scholarship Awards for local graduating high school students

2005; Martin Luther King Jr. Day presenter and workshop leader for UM Office of Civic Engagement and the Western Montana Volunteer Center                                              

2005; Juror/Reader for two articles for the American Indian Culture and ResearchJournal

2004; Keynote speaker, “Afro/Native American Relations in the United States,” for Native American Heritage Month at Northern Kentucky University

2004; “How I Teach the Introduction to Native American Studies,” presentation to the “Why Study Native America?,” TERRACE Workshop forTeachers at the University of  Montana                                   

2004; “People of Color in the Antebellum Northeast” Workshop presentation:, for the “Teaching U.S. History” summer institute for the Missoula County Publ

Selected Publications

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 :

Preparing 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, 2014)



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


Field of Study

History of early American intercultural relations


Class Schedule for Spring, 2011:

(all classes MWF)

9:10-10:00 NAS 100H 01, Intro to Native American Studies, GBB (Gallagher Business Building) 106

11:10-12:00 AAS/HISTA 262 01A & 01B, Abolitionism, FA (Fine Arts) 302

2:10-3:00 NAS 100H 02, Intro to Native American Studies, ULH (Urey Lecture Hall) 101


Book review for H-SHEAR (online site for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic). Daniel R. Mandell. Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008,  review published online: June, 2009

Book Review: Theda Perdue, “Mixed Blood” Indians: Racial Reconstruction inThe Early South, for the Journal of the Early Republic, Summer, 2003


"Indigenous Economics Instructor's Workshop: "Tools for Shaping the Economic Future," in Business Alert, Vol. 11, No. 4, July/August, 1996.