Professor John Savagian
Ph.D., Marquette University 1998
US, Native American, Antebellum America, Intellectual
I teach a variety of history classes at Alverno that reflect my varied interests in American history. One student favorite is my class on the Civil War era that is open to first year students. My scholarly research and writing in American Indian history supports my course on the life of the Plains People (1850-1900). My current research projects include two biographies, one on the Mohican sachem Hendrick Aupaumut and the other of an early American Quaker scientist. Some of my publications include: “A Question of Respect: Herbert Tanner’s Quest to Restore Hendrick Aupaumut to the Historical Record, Wisconsin Magazine of History 92 (Summer 2009); “The Tribal Reorganization of the Stockbridge-Munsee,” in American Nations: Encounters in Indian Country, 1850 to the Present (2001); “Women of Ceresco,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 83 (Summer 2000); and, “Hendrick Aupaumut,” Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty (2007).
Spring 2012 Courses: Professor Savagian will be on sabbatical working at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.