Interview with Dr. John Bowes [video]

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Dr. John Bowes joined Eastern's History Department in 2006, after receiving a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University and completing both his master's degree and Ph.D. in history at the University of California at Los Angeles. He spent two years as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He is the author of three books, "The Trail of Tears: Removal in the South", "Black Hawk and the War of 1832: Removal in the North" and "Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West". He recently received an NEH Summer Stipend to support research for his fourth book, "Northern Indian Removal: An Unfamiliar History" which comes out in December 2010.


This interview was conducted by Carrie Cooper, former dean of Libraries at Eastern Kentucky University, in August 2010.

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