David Nichols

Professor of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies and Carmony Chair, Department of History

Editor, Indiana Magazine of History

Department of History

IU; IU Bloomington


  • A.B., Harvard University, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2000



  • Red Gentlemen & White Savages: Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008).
  • The Engines of Diplomacy: Accommodation and Manipuluation at the United States' Indian Factories, 1796-1822 (University of North Carolina Press, 2016).


  • "A Commercial Embassy in the Old Northwest: The U.S. Indian Trading Factory at Fort wayne, 1803-1812," Ohio Valley History 8:4 (Winter 2008), 1-16.