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About John P. Bowes

Dr. John Bowes, assistant professor in Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of History, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award to conduct research and write chapters for his upcoming book, “Northern Indian Removal: An Unfamiliar History.”
The award given to Bowes was also designated as a projects under the NEH “We the People” program, which encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.
Bowes, who joined the EKU faculty in 2006, received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and completed both his master’s degree and Ph.D. in history at the University of California at Los Angeles. After receiving his doctorate and prior to starting at Eastern, he spent two years as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College.
He is the author of four previous books, “The Trail of Tears: Removal in the South,” “Black Hawk and the War of 1832: Removal in the North” and “Exiles and Pioneers,and "The History and Culture of Native Americans: The Choctaw".


Present Assistant Professor-HIstory, Eastern Kentucky University

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award
  • 2009-2010 EKU Excellence in Research and Creative Activities


  • American Civilization to 1877
  • Senior Seminar in History

Forthcoming Publications (1)

Books (4)

Book Reviews (17)