Faculty profile

Richard Weyhing

Associate Professor


420 Mahar Hall


Early America, Native American history, comparative history of European empires and colonies in the early modern Atlantic world.



  • "Le Sueur in the Sioux Country: Rethinking France's Indian Alliances in the Pays d'en Haut".  Atlantic Studies (2013), Vol. 10, No. 1, 35-50.
  • "'Gascon Exagerrations': The Rise of Antoine Laumet (dit de Lamothe, Sieur de Cadillac), The Foundation of Detroit, and the Origins of the Fox Wars" in French and Indians in the Heart of North America, 1630-1815.  (Michigan State University Press, 2013), 77-112.


Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2012
MA, The University of Chicago, 2005
BA, (Highest Honors) The University of Michigan, 2003

Classes taught

  • U.S History to 1865
  • Colonial America
  • The American Revolution
  • Historical Methods
  • Capstone Seminar in American History