(p. xi) Contributors
(p. xi) Contributors
William J. Bauer Jr. is an enrolled citizen of the Round Valley Indian reservation and Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here: Work, Community, and Memory on California’s Round Valley Reservation, 1850–1941 (2009) and coeditor of Major Problems in American Indian History (3rd edition, 2014). He is currently at work on indigenous narratives of California history during the 1930s.
John P. Bowes is an Associate Professor of History at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West (2007) and Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal (2016). His current research project focuses on the history of allotment among the removed tribes in Indian Territory.
James F. Brooks, former President of the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of the award-winning Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship and Community in the Southwest Borderlands (2002) and editor of several other volumes, including Small Worlds: Method, Meaning and Narrative in Microhistory (2008). His latest book is Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre from W.W. Norton.
Lisa Brooks is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College and Chair of the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Program. Her first book, The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast (2008), reframes the historical and literary landscape of the American northeast. She is currently working on a book project, The Queen’s Right and the Printer’s Rebellion: Reframing the History of King Philip’s War, to be published by Yale University Press.
Colin G. Calloway is the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. The author of many books on Native Americans in early American history, including Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History (2013). He is currently working on a book to be called The Indian World of George Washington.
Brenda J. Child is Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900–1940 (1998), Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community (2012), and most recently, My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on (p. xii) the Reservation (2014). Child was born on the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota, where she is a citizen.
Paul DeMain, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and of Ojibwe descent is the managing editor of News from Indian Country, a monthly publication and index of news and information regarding indigenous communities from throughout the western hemisphere. An award-winning journalist, DeMain also assists in the production of online video news casts found at www.IndianCountryNews.com from Hayward, Wisconsin, where he is involved in many business and political activities.
Jill Doerfler (White Earth Anishinaabe) is an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She is the author of Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg (2015).
Kathleen DuVal is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent (2006) and Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (2015) as well as coeditor of Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America (2009).
Robbie Ethridge is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World, 1796–1816 (2003) and From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 (2010), and coeditor of three anthologies on the Native history of the Southeast. Her current research is on the rise of the world of the pre-Columbian Mississippian chiefdoms of the American South, its collapse with European contact, and the restructuring of the Native South into the colonial South.
Andrew H. Fisher received his BA from the University of Oregon and his PhD in history from Arizona State University. His first book, Shadow Tribe: The Making of Columbia River Indian Identity (2010), examines off-reservation communities and processes of tribal ethnogenesis in the Columbia Basin. His current project is a biography of the Yakama actor, technical advisor, and activist Nipo Strongheart.
Alexandra Harmon is Professor Emerita of American Indian Studies and History at the University of Washington. She is the author of Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History (2010) and Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound (1998). She is currently researching Indian tribal efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to govern everyone within their reservations and thus reset the terms of their colonial relationship with the United States.
Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Endowed Chair and Professor of History, Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. A former Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History and Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library, he is the author or editor (p. xiii) of more than a dozen books, including A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880–1920 (1984), Parading Through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805–1935 (1995), and This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made (2012). He is the coauthor (with Neal Salisbury and R. David Edmunds) of The People: A History of Native America (2007).
David S. Jones is the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. His first book, Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality Since 1600 (2004), examined how European colonists responded to the epidemics that struck American Indians. He has also published a critique of deterministic theories of Indian mortality, “Virgin Soils Revisited” (William and Mary Quarterly, 2003). His current work examines the history of heart disease and cardiac therapeutics in the United States and India.
Anya Montiel is a doctoral student in American Studies at Yale University, where she is exploring the history of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. She has worked in the museum field for many years, including seven years in the collections, curatorial, and education departments at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Since 2002, she has been a writer for the Smithsonian’s American Indian magazine, where she writes about contemporary Native American life and art.
Jeffrey Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee (2004) and The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground (2010). He is currently working on a book about the problem of genocide in US history.
Erik Redix (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) is an assistant professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He is the author of The Murder of Joe White: Ojibwe Leadership and Colonialism (2014). His teaching and research interests include Ojibwe language and its role in understanding the history and legal status of the Lake Superior Ojibwe.
Paul C. Rosier is Professor of History and Department Chair at Villanova University. He is the author, among other works, of Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (2009). He is currently at work on a study of American Indian citizenship.
Neal Salisbury is Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor Emeritus of the Social Sciences (History) at Smith College. His publications include Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England, 1500–1643 (1982), A Companion to American Indian History (coedited with Philip J. Deloria, 2002), and The People: A History of Native America (coauthored with R. David Edmunds and Frederick E. Hoxie, 2007). His current work concerns indigenous peoples in seventeenth-century southern New England, particularly their relations with Natives and non-Natives within and beyond the region.
(p. xiv) Claudio Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor of American History at the University of Georgia. He is author of A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733–1816 (1999), Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family (2005), and West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (2014).
Timothy J. Shannon is a professor of History at Gettysburg College. His books include Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (2000) and Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (2008). He is currently working on a biography of eighteenth-century Indian captive Peter Williamson.
David Delgado Shorter is a professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California Los Angeles. Trained in the history of consciousness, his interdisciplinary work includes ethnographic articles and websites, film, indigenous-language revitalization, and curatorial work. Based on decades of work with the Yoeme Indians of northwest Mexico, We Will Dance Our Truth: Yaqui History in Yoeme Performances (2008) won the Chicago Prize for the best book in folklore. He teaches courses that range across many fields: indigenous studies, performance studies, religious studies, and the social science of the paranormal.
Troy D. Smith is Assistant Professor of History at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working on a book titled Our Own Choice: Race, Slavery, and Nation in Indian Territory.
Gregory E. Smoak is Director of the American West Center and Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. He is the author of Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century (2006). He is currently completing an environmental history of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument for the National Park Service
Christina Snyder is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Associate Professor of History at Indiana University. She is the author of the award-winning book, Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America (2010). Her current project, Great Crossing, focuses on the community that developed around the first national Indian boarding school to explore issues of race, status, and sovereignty in antebellum America.
Scott Manning Stevens is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and an associate professor of Native American Studies at Syracuse University, where he is Director of the Native American Studies program. He is a former director of the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and has taught at Arizona State University and SUNY Buffalo. Stevens has published numerous articles and book chapters on Native American literary and visual cultures of the colonial period and the nineteenth century.
Dustin Tahmahkera, an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mexican-American and Latina/o Studies at (p. xv) the University of Texas-Austin. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies program. Tahmahkera teaches interdisciplinary courses on North American indigeneities, indigenous film and television, and U.S.-Mexico bordersounds. His first book Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014. His second book “The Lone Ranger: Cinematic Comanches in Media Borderlands” is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press’ “Indigenous Films” series.
Coll Thrush is Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place (2007) and coeditor (with Colleen E. Boyd) of Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in North American Culture and History (2011). He is currently completing a history of London framed through the experiences of indigenous people who traveled there, willingly or otherwise, from territories that became Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia.
Robert Warrior is a citizen of the Osage Nation. He is the coauthor (with Paul Chaat Smith) of Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee and has been writing about the contemporary American Indian world since the 1980s. He has been an appointed government official of the Osage Nation and was founding president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. He is Professor and Director of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Cameron B. Wesson is the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His research focuses on Native American responses to European contact and colonization, with particular interest in the American Southeast. He is the author of Households and Hegemony: Early Creek Prestige Goods, Symbolic Capital, and Social Power (2008) and coeditor (with Mark Rees) of Between Contacts and Colonies: Archaeological Perspectives on the Protohistoric Southeast (2002).
Michael Witgen is an Associate professor in the Department of History and the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan. His publications include An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America (2012). His current book project, Native Sons, examines the intersection of race, national identity, and state making on America’s northern borderland.
Rosita Kaaháni Worl is Tlingit from the Thunderbird Clan and House Lowered from the Sun of Klukwan, Alaska. She serves on the board of directors of Sealaska Corporation and as the President of Sealaska Heritage Institute. Dr. Worl has done extensive research throughout the circumpolar Arctic and Alaska, and has written a number of landmark studies and reports on bowhead whale, seal hunting, the effects of industrial development on Native communities, and Tlingit culture and history.