Theresa Schenck

Professor Emeritus

2414 Sterling Hall




American Indians, Ojibwe History and Culture; Blackfeet History and Culture; travel


Degrees and Institutions

B.A.  Mount St. Mary’s, Los Angeles

M.A. (French)  Catholic University of America

PhD. (Anthropology)  Rutgers University



Native American Fulbright Scholar to Canada, 1997-1998




The Ojibwe Journals of Edmund. F. Ely, 1833-1849 (University of Nebraska Press, 2012)

History of the Ojibwe People, by William W. Warren, 2nd edition (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009)

All Our Relations: Chippewa Mixed Bloods and the Treaty of 1837 (Amik Press, 2009)

William W. Warren: The Life, Letters and Times of an Ojibwe Leader (University of Nebraska Press, 2007)

My First Years in the Fur Trade: The Journals of George Nelson, 1802-1804, with Laura Peers (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002)

The Voice of the Crane Echoes Afar (Garland Publishing, 1997)

                  Selected Articles

“Is It True that there is but One God?” in Anishinaabewin Niiiwin, 2013

“Gizhe-Manidoo, Missionaries, and the Anishinaabeg,” in Anishinaabewin NIIZH, 2011

“U. S. Policy towards Native Americans,” in The Encyclopedia of the Modern World

“Who Owns Sault Ste. Marie?” in Michigan Historical Review, 2002

“Against All Odds… and with the Help of Our Friends: The Native Role in Establishing the Red River Colony. 1812-1817,” in North Dakota Quarterly, 1998

“The Algonquian Totem and Totemism: A Distortion of the Semantic Field,” in Papers of the Twenty-eighth Algonquian Conference, 1997

“Identifying the Ojibwa,” in Actes du Vingt-Cinquième Congrès des Algonquinistes, 1994



Introduction to American Indian Studies,

American Indian Folklore,

American Indian Women,

American Indian Religion,

Indians of the Western Great Lakes,

Indians of the Plains



Office:  2414 Sterling Hall

Phone:  262-4902