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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Kathleen DuVal

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B.A. Union University, 2013
M.A. University of Oklahoma, 2017
M.A. Thesis: “The Weapon of Dress: Identity and Innovation in Cherokee Clothing, 1794-1838”

Research Interests

Patricia Dawson studies Native American history and early North America. Her dissertation focuses on Cherokee clothing and identity in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.