History Faculty Member Presents Paper on Pequot War

Published 11.14.2013

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Craig A. Miller, assistant professor of history/political science at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was invited to present a paper at the 17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy & Society in the American Northeast Conference, held recently at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket, Conn.

Miller’s presentation, titled Political Economy and the Pequot War, 1636-1637, examined the causes of the Pequot War by studying different political economies of the Pequot tribe and English settlers.

Craig A. MillerThe conference, held Oct. 18-19 in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, brought together scholars in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnohistory, geography, literature and Native American studies to examine the complexity of a changing cultural landscape and the consequences of colonization and warfare.

At the interdisciplinary gathering, Miller joined scholars from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at the Phillips Academy, and various prominent institutions of higher learning including Harvard and Columbia universities and Wellesley and Amherst colleges.

A faculty member at Penn College since 2011, Miller holds a doctorate in history from the University at Buffalo, with specialties in Native American, Atlantic, and constitutional and legal history.

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