Faculty Profile

Richard Sattler

Richard Sattler


Email: richard.sattler@umontana.edu
Office: Social Scienes 222
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Current Position

Adjunct Assistant Professor


ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology (Every Semester)

ANTH 220:  Comparative Social Organization (Winter Session)

ANTH 327:  Anthropology of Gender (Every Spring)

ANTH 328:  Culture and Identity (Every Spring)

ANTH 330:  Native Peoples of the Interior Northwest (Occasional)

ANTH 330:  Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast (Occasional)

ANTH 400:  History of Anthropology (Every Fall)

ANTH 500:  Contemporary Anthropological Thought (Every Fall and Spring in odd years)

ANTH 501:  Documentary Anthropological Research Methods (Spring in even years)

Personal Summary

Dr. Sattler is a cultural anthropologist who received his Ph. D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1987.  His areas of interest include Native North America, Ethnohistory, Political Anthropology, Social Organization, Political Economy, Gender,  & Ethnicity.  He has conducted extensive ethniographic and ethnohistorical research with the Seminoles, Creeks, and Cherokees.  He is also developing a research interest in the Native Peoples of the Columbian Plateau.


Ph.D.  Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Field of Study

Cultural Anthropology, Ethnohistory, Native North America, Gender, Race and Ethnicity

Selected Publications

2004 “Seminoles in the West.” In Southeast, Jason Baird Jackson and Raymond D. Fogelson, eds. Vol. 14, Handbook of North American Indians, William C. Sturtevant, general editor. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 450-464.

2003 "Lewis and Clark on the Columbian Plateau: The Ethnohistory of a Critical Nonevent." In A Confluence of Cultures: Native Americans and the Expedition of Lewis and Clark, 2003 Symposium Proceedings. Missoula, MT: University of Montana.

1998 "Cowboys and Indians: Stockraising among the Creek and Seminole Indians." Special Issue on Native American Agriculture, Castle McLaughlin and Tracy Andrews, eds. American Indian Research and Culture Journal 22(3):79-99.

1996 "Remnants, Renegades, and Runaways: Seminole Ethnogenesis Reconsidered." In History, Power, and Identity: Ethnogenesis in the Americas, 1492-1992. Jonathan D. Hill, ed. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.

1995 "Women's Status Among the Muskogee and Cherokee." in Women and Power in Native North America. Lillian A. Ackerman and Laura F. Klein, eds. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1995 Writings in Indian History, 1985-1990. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. (Co-authored with Jay Miller and Colin Calloway).

Specialized Skills

Sociocultural Anthropology; Native North America; Ethnohistory

Teaching Experience

1998-2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Native American Studies Department, University of Montana, Missoula.

1991-1998 Instructor (Anthropology), Department of Sociology, Barat College, Lake Forest, Illinois.


American Anthropological Association

American Ethnological Society

American Society for Ethnohistory