Dr. Majel Boxer

Dr. Majel Boxer
Chair & Associate Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota, Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation


  • 19th and 20th century Native American history
  • Indigenous Women’s history
  • Native American oral and written traditions
  • Native American religions and spirituality
  • History of tribal museums and indigenous cultural centers
  • Fort Lewis Indian school
  • Fort Lewis College Tuition Waiver
  • Racial discourse and public spaces


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Washington State University, 2002


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Recent Publications & Presentations

“2,229: John Joseph Mathews, the Osage Tribal Museum, and the emergence of an indigenous museum model,” Wicazo Sa Review, forthcoming
“Fort Lewis College Voices: Centering Research in Our Communities," Panel Organizer and Chair, American Indian Studies Association Conference, Tempe, Arizona, February 2016
“Introduction to Digital Storytelling,” workshop presented at Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, June 2015
“Fort Lewis Indian School, 1911—2011: Education, Race and Citizenship,” Paper, Western Historical Association Meeting, October 2014


November 2016 - Dr. Majel Boxer was awarded a research fellowship from the Buffalo Bill Center of The West to explore the cultural arts of Dakota women and men with particular focus on 19th and early 20th century materials and techniques.