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The Timeline of American Indians at Virginia Tech chronicles important individuals, groups, events and dates pertaining to the history of American Indians in the university and the community.

February 2000
Henrietta Mann, Endowed Chair of Native American Studies at Montana State, visits Virginia Tech.

Fall 2000
Headed by Dr. Samuel R. Cook, the American Indian Studies Program at Virginia Tech is started.

September 2000
Eric Lassiter of Ball State University gives a presentation on Kiowa hymns at Virginia Tech.

November 2000
Walker Calhoun, a Cherokee Elder from Big Cove, North Carolina on the Qualla Boundary (Cherokee reservation), visits Virginia Tech as a storyteller. Calhoun is a conservator of traditional Cherokee knowledge.

April 12-13, 2001
The Virginia Indian Nations Summit on Higher Education is held at Virginia Tech.

November 30, 2001
George Whitewolf, Monacan, speaks to Professor Dyer's class about Indian spirituality and his role as an Indian activist.
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Last Updated on: Tuesday, 18-Dec-2001 16:09:53 EST
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