Gary Clayton Anderson

George Lynn Cross Research Professor


Professor Gary Anderson’s most recent book is Will Rogers and “His” America (2010)
and his new book entitled Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime that Should Haunt America will be available in January 2014. Other publications include The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land (2005, a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Indian Southwest: Ethnogenesis and Cultural Reinvention (1999), Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood (1996), Little Crow, Spokesman for the Sioux (1986), and Kinsmen of Another Kind: Dakota-White Relations in the Upper Mississippi River Valley (1984, a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize).  Professor Anderson has also co-authored Power and Promise: The Changing American West (2007) with Cathleen Chamberlain. Professor Anderson is currently working on a study of Minnesota-Dakota Ethnic War of 1862. He regularly teached graduate course for the history department as well as surveys of both American Indian history and the history of the United States. He received his PHD from the University of Toledo in 1978.