Laurie Arnold Pens Piece for Time

Laurie Arnold with TIME logo overlaid

June 29, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. — Laurie Arnold, Ph.D., director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University and associate professor of history (effective Sept. 1), is among 25 acclaimed U.S. history experts asked by Time magazine to nominate a historical moment that resonates today.

Arnold, an enrolled member of the Sinixt Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes, nominated “The Oregon Treaty Defines the Canadian Border (June 15, 1846).” Read her short essay in the piece titled “The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now” (published June 28 at

Arnold is the author of “Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination,” and chairs the American Historical Association’s Committee on Minority Historians.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded Arnold a $138,662 grant to host a Summer Institute for faculty development titled “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.” Arnold and her co-director, Christopher Leise, associate professor of English at Whitman College, hosted the Institute at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

For more information, contact Professor Arnold at