Cherokee and Indigenous Studies Department


Begin your educational adventure!

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

What You'll Learn

The Cherokee and Indigenous Studies department offers students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary understanding and respect for the cultures, history, and experiences of Cherokee and Indigenous peoples.

Majors Available

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

Sequoyah Statue in front of Seminary Hall

*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 ( 

Degree Programs Contact Us


Contact US

Department Chair
Dr. Benjamin R. Kracht

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

Admin. Secretary
Anna Talbot

Phone: 918-444-3650
Office: Haskell Hall Annex 123 (14)