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Jeffrey Ostler

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  • Affiliation: emeritus
  • Title: Professor of History Emeritus
  • Phone: 541-346-1265
  • Office: 385 McKenzie Hall
  • Interests: The History of the American West, with A Particular Focus On American Indian History

Biographical Information

Jeffrey Ostler was Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History and became Professor Emeritus in June 2021. He specializes in the history of the American West, with a particular focus on American Indian history.


Prairie Populism: The Fate of Agrarian Radicalism in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, 1880-1892 (University Press of Kansas, 1993)

The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

The Lakotas and The Black Hills (Viking, 2010)

Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Yale University Press, 2019)


I am working on the second volume of a two-volume book that focuses on the impact of the United States on Native Americans from the 1750s to 1900.  The first volume was published by Yale University Press in 2019.