Vera B. Palmer

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Senior Lecturer

Vera Palmer came to Dartmouth from Cornell University in 1999 to assume the new mentoring position with the NAS Program. She has also taught "Contemporary Native American Literature," "Contemporary Native American Poetry," "Perspectives in Native American Studies," and "Bear Clan Texts-Senior Seminar." During winter '08, she will teach "Native American Oral Traditions Literature." She was awarded Dartmouth's Eastman Dissertation Fellowship in April, 2000. Her dissertation, "Bringing Kateri Home: Restoring a Cultural Narrative of an Iroquoian Saint," considers the Jesuit hagiography of Mohawk Christian ascetic, Kateri Tekakwitha. Her work proposes an indigenous account of loss and historical grief employing perspectives and principles of the Iroquoian Condolence tradition.

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New York Non-DC Location
HB 6152


Native American & Indigenous Studies


  • BA, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA, Cornell University