Ryan Booth


Washington State University


Dr. Peter Boag

Academic Interests:

American West
Native American


Crossed Arrows: The US Indian Scouts, 1866-1947

Bio Note:

Ryan Booth is a PhD candidate at Washington State University researching the history of the US Indian Scouts and their contribution to the US Army from the Indian Wars to World War II. Booth focuses on the Northern Cheyenne and the White Mountain Apache and their cultural contributions as both “ready-made” Indigenous warriors as well as being considered a martial race. Ryan Booth earned a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship in 2019-2020 to study the historical similarities between British India’s North-East Frontier and the American West. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellowship as well as the Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellowship at the Newberry Library.

Updated May 2020

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