Faculty in the Department of History

George Price

George Price


Office: NAC 203E
Email: george.price@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

MWF, 10:15-10:45, 1:00-1:45, and 3:30-5:00
Tu, Th, and MWF after 5:00, by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Summary

George Price listens, learns, contemplates, studies, and teaches. He lives with his wife, Barbara, and two of their seven grandchildren on the Flathead Indian Reservation, north of Missoula, Montana. He is an American of several diverse ethnic and cultural ancestries (including Wampanoag, Massachuset, Choctaw, African, French, and Scottish) who has explored human identity issues for all of his life, both personally and professionally. Some questions that he patiently seeks to find answers for (in due time, without anxiety): What are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going?

Field of Study

History of early American intercultural relations


  • Ph. D., Interdisciplinary Studies, concentration in colonial and antebellum African American and Native American history, University of Montana, 2006
  • M.A. History, University of Montana, 1996
  • B.A. University of Oregon, 1981

Selected Publications

Past and Present: an Introduction to Native American Studies, Plymouth, Michigan, Hayden-McNeil, 2015

To Heal the Scourge of Prejudice: the Life and Writings of Hosea Easton, George R. Price and James Brewer Stewart, eds., University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

Works-in-progress :

Re-writing my dissertation, “The Easton Family of Southeast Massachusetts: The Dynamics of Five Generations of Human Rights Activism, 1753-1935,” for publication (a biographical history of the Eastons, an American tri-racial family with a strong social activist tradition extending over three centuries)

Two chapters for Heartlines "Parallel Histories" Project, a collaboration of  Native American historians on a textbook on Native American history, sponsored by Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana, with a grant from the Kellogg Foundation (expected date of publication, 2016), The Dispossession of Titticut: the struggle of the Wampanoag and Massachuset people of the Titticut village and reservation to keep their lands, 1669-1790, and Two Very Different “Acts of Submission”: Formal Submission of Massachusetts Indian Nations to Massachusetts Bay Colony, March, 1644 and the Submission of the Narragansett Indians to King Charles I of England, April, 1644.


Encyclopedia Entry: “African American Slavery by American Indians,” for the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, Oxford University Press, 2012

"The Roberts Case, the Easton Family, and the Dynamics of the Abolitionist Movement in Massachusetts, 1776-1870,” co-authored with JamesBrewer Stewart for theMassachusetts Historical Review, Fall, 2002

“Afro/Native Historiography: Finding Relevance Outside the Eurocentric Tradition,” Trinity Reporter, Special Edition, Dec., 2005,  Providence, Rhode Island, Trinity Repertory Company

“Hosea Easton: Forgotten Abolitionist ‘Giant’,” chapter in Michael A.Morrison, ed., The Human Tradition in Antebellum America, Wilmington, Delaware, Scholarly Resources, 2000 (This article was reprinted in 2002 for another edition in this same series, The Human Tradition in America from the Colonial Era through Reconstruction at the request of the editor, Charles W.Calhoun.)

Foreword to a book: Foreword to Roger Echo-Hawk, NAGPRA and the Future of Racial Sovereignties, Longmont, Colorado, Roger Echo-Hawk, Kindle Edition, 2011



Book review for H-SHEAR (online site for the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic). Daniel R. Mandell. Tribe, Race, History: Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780-1880, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008,  review published online: June, 2009 http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24811

Book Review: Theda Perdue, “Mixed Blood” Indians: Racial Reconstruction inThe Early South, for the Journal of the Early Republic, Summer, 2003


"Indigenous Economics Instructor's Workshop: "Tools for Shaping the Economic Future," in Business Alert, Vol. 11, No. 4, July/August, 1996.


Class Schedule for Spring, 2011:

(all classes MWF)

9:10-10:00 NAS 100H 01, Intro to Native American Studies, GBB (Gallagher Business Building) 106

11:10-12:00 AAS/HISTA 262 01A & 01B, Abolitionism, FA (Fine Arts) 302

2:10-3:00 NAS 100H 02, Intro to Native American Studies, ULH (Urey Lecture Hall) 101


  • 2012 to present: member, Native American Indigenous Studies Association
  • 1997 to present; member, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
  • 2001-2004; Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities
  • 1999; Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • 2001 to 2005; member, Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc.

Research Interests

  • Colonial and antebellum African American and Native American history, human rights
  • The service records and narratives of soldiers and sailors of color in the American Revolution
  • The intellectual, cultural, and spiritual origins of American egalitarianism