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Katrina Phillips

Katrina Phillips, an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, joins the Macalester faculty as an Assistant Professor of American Indian History. She spent two years as a Consortium for Faculty Diversity fellow here at Macalester before moving to the tenure-track. She earned her BA and Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota, where she served as a co-chair for the University’s interdisciplinary American Indian and Indigenous Studies Workshop. She is a past recipient of the U of M’s prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship as well as the Graduate Research Partnership Program grant. Professor Phillips teaches courses on American Indian and American history. Her current research focuses on the role of American Indian historical pageants in the development of regional tourist economies in the 20th and 21st century.

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Treaty Rights of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe

Nov. 15, 2021

Before the arrival of Europeans, the Ojibwe nation occupied much of the Lake Superior region, including what is now Ontario in Canada and Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in the United States. In 1850, President Zachary Ta…