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David R. M. Beck

David R. M. Beck is an award winning scholar of Indigenous political and economic history in relation to 20th century U.S. federal Indian policy and Indigenous mobility.


  • 2022–present
    Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois
  • 2006–2022
    Professor, Native American Studies, University of Montana
  • 2000–2006
    Associate professor, Native American Studies, University of Montana


  • 2019
    UnFair Labor? American Indians and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, University of Nebraska Press
  • 2015
    City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934 , With Rosalyn LaPier, University of Nebraska Press
  • 2009
    Seeking Recognition: The Termination and Restoration of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, 1855-1984, University of Nebraska Press
  • 2005
    The Struggle for Self Determination: History of the Menominee Indians Since 1854, University of Nebraska Press
  • 2002
    Siege and Survival: History of the Menominee Indians, 1634-1856, University of Nebraska Press