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David La Vere, American history professor. Recipient Teacher of Year, Phi Eta Sigma Fraternity, UNCW Chapter, 1996-1997, Faculty scholarship award, University North Carolina Wilmington, 2004, R. D. W. Connor award, History Society North Carolina, 2009.


Vere, David La was born on May 29, 1957 in New Orleans. Son of Frank Richard and Lara Ann La Vere.


Bachelor, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1982. Master of Arts, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1993.


Professor history University North Carolina Wilmington, since 1993, history graduate program coordinator, since 2005. Corporal United States Marine Corps, 1975-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Looting Spiro Mounds, The Texas Indians (T. R. Fehrenbach Book award, 2005), Contrary Neighbors: The Southern Plains and the Removed Indians in Indian Territory (Oklahoma Book award, 2001), The Caddo Chiefdoms: Caddo Politics and Economics, 700 A.D., 1835, Life Among the Texas Indians: The World Pet Association Narratives.


Publicity chairman Cape Fear River Watch, Wilmington, 1995—1997. Member of North Carolina Association History, Western History Association, Texas State History Association, American Society Ethnohistory.


Married Caryn Helen Mills, November 12, 2005.

Frank Richard

Lara Ann La Vere

Caryn Helen Mills