Department of Cherokee and Indigenous Studies

Broaden your understanding of the cultural, historical, social and political experiences of the Cherokees and other Indigenous peoples!

What You'll Learn

A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary understanding and respect for the cultures, history, and experiences of Cherokee and Indigenous peoples.

Majors Available

  1. B.A., American Indian Studies
  2. B.A.Ed. Cherokee Education*
  3. B.A., Cherokee Cultural Studies

*Professional Licensure Disclosure

Programs at Northeastern State University that prepare students for initial licensure as educators are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. Northeastern State University cannot confirm whether a particular licensure program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Oklahoma. For a list of the state departments of education that oversee professional teaching licensure, see the U.S. Department of Education website - State Contacts page

For questions related to licensure, please contact Lois Buttress (

Department Chair
Dr. Benjamin R. Kracht

Phone: 918-444-3698
Office: Seminary Hall 134

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