Distinguished Lecturers
Gregory Evans Dowd

Gregory Evans Dowd

Gregory Evans Dowd is the Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor of American culture and history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he also serves as associate dean for the humanities at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. His scholarly interests include the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods and U. S. Constitutional history. He has won numerous teaching awards at the University of Michigan and other institutions; and he has taught on a Fulbright fellowship at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A former director of the university's Native American studies program and a former chair of the Department of American Culture, Dowd is the author of several books including, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier (2015); War under Heaven: Pontiac, The Indian Nations, and the British Empire (2002); and A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 (1992).

OAH Lectures by Gregory Evans Dowd

George Washington fought not only enemy French and enemy Indians, he also fought rumor. The lecture examines an eighteenth-century officer as he was caught in the throes of rumors of war.

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