Department of History and Geography

Clyde Ellis

Clyde EllisProfessor of History
ellisrc@elon.edu
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Areas of Expertise

Clyde Ellis has spent much of the past 25 years living and working on the Southern Plains in the Kiowa community of southwest Oklahoma conducting extensive fieldwork on boarding schools, Christian missions, Native hymn traditions and powwow culture. More recently he has expanded his research to include American Indian communities in southeastern North Carolina and has recently published a series of important studies on that region's powwow culture.

Education

Ph.D. in American Indian History, Oklahoma State University
M.A. in American History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
A.B. in English and History, Lenoir-Rhyne College

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