Audio Guide – “Native Prospects: Indigeneity and Landscape”

Scott Manning Stevens, PhD / Karoniaktatsie (Akwesasne Mohawk)


Curator Biography:

SCOTT MANNING STEVENS, PhD / Karoniaktatsie (Akwesasne Mohawk) is curator of Native Prospects: Indigeneity and Landscape and Associate Professor of Native American Studies and English, Director of Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, and Founding Director of the Center for Global Indigenous Cultures and Environmental Justice at Syracuse University. Dr. Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk nation, earned a BA in English from Dartmouth College and his MA and PhD from Harvard University. A highly sought-after educator, Stevens has lectured widely and taught at a number of universities, including Harvard, Arizona State, and SUNY Buffalo. He has been awarded a Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University, a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a 2021 Fulbright Fellowship and a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for his new book project which confronts alienation and appropriation of Native American culture in museums, galleries, and archives. An avid researcher, Dr. Stevens’ primary areas of interest include diplomatic and cultural strategies of resistance among North American Indians in the face of European and American settler colonialism, as well as the political and aesthetic issues that surround museums and the indigenous cultures they put on display. Stevens is also preparing to publish a book-length research project titled “Indian Collectibles: Appropriations, and Resistance and in the Haudenosaunee Homelands.” He is the co-editor of Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians and Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North.

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