Gregory Evans Dowd

Gregory Evans Dowd

Gregory Evans Dowd is a professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His scholarly interests include the history of the North American Indian East during the colonial, revolutionary, and early national periods. A former director of the university's Native American studies program and a former chair of the Department of American Culture, he is the author of several books, including, most recently, Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier (2015).


  • Did Tecumseh Stamp his Foot? Earthquakes and Legend in the South
  • Fama and the Founding Father: Rumors in the Seven Years' War
  • Smallpox on the Tongue: Rumors and Disease on the Early American Frontiers
  • Thinking Outside the Circle: Tecumseh's 1811 Mission


"The Tecumseh Legend as History: The Shawnee Federalist and the Apocalypse of 1812"

This lecture was sponsored by the Michael J. Colligan History Project at Miami University Hamilton. Recorded by Computer and Information Technology Services in September 2013.

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