Dennis Smith
Published March 22, 2017
Updated April 15, 2021

Dennis Smith is an associate professor of history and director of Native American studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. His research focuses on the cultures of Assiniboine and Sioux Plains Tribes, as well as the salmon traditions of Pacific Northwest Native American and British Columbia First Nations tribes. His most extensive research has been on the oral traditions of the Dakota and Assiniboine tribes. He is of Assiniboine descent.

Expertise: Native American history, American history, Native American oral traditions, Standing Rock, Assiniboine tribe, Dakota tribe, higher education

Location: Omaha, Neb.


Phone: (402) 554-3688

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