What You Need To Read, December 2019

Alas, December is here. Finals are approaching. The winter storm is moving east. Here is your quarterly bibliography, bringing together the things I have added to my reading list over the course of the past few months. Enjoy, and if you think there is something I have missed, on this or the other quarterly bibliographies, feel free to let me know.

Arvin, Maile Renee. Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai’i and Oceania, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2019).

Baltus, Melissa R. and Gregory D. Wilson. “The Cahokian Crucible: Burning Ritual and the Emergence of Cahokian Power in the Mississippian Midwest,” American Antiquity, 84 (July 2019), 438-470.

Bjork, Katherine. Prairie Imperialists: The Indian Country Origins of American Empire, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

Blee, Lisa and Jean M. O’Brien. Monumental Mobility: The Memory Work of Massasoit, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Carayon, Celine. Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Cipolla, Craig N. “Taming the Ontological Wolves: Learning from Iroquoian Effigy Objects,” American Anthropologist, 121 (September 2019), 613-627.

Clemmons, Linda M. Dakota in Exile: The Untold Stories of Captives in the Aftermath of the U.S. Dakota War, (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2019).

Conner, Thaddieus and Aimee L. Franklin, “20 Years of Indian Gaming: Reassessing and Still Winning,” Social Science Quarterly, 100 (May 2019), 793-807.

Crandall, Maurice. These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U. S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Criales, Jessica. “‘Women of our Nation’: Gender and Christian Indian Communities in the United States and Mexico, 1753-1837,” Early American Studies, 17 (Fall 2019), 414-442.

DeLucia, Christine. “Terrapolitics in the Dawnland: Relationality, Resistance, and Indigenous Futures in the Native and Colonial Northeast,” New England Quarterly, 92 (December 2019), 548-583.

Denial, Catherine J. “‘Mother of all the living’: Motherhood, Religion, and Political Culture at the Ojibwe Village of Fond du Lac, 1835-1839,” Early American Studies, 17 (Fall 2019), 443-473.

Gilio-Whitaker, Dina. As Long As Grass Grows: the Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, From Colonization to Standing Rock, (Boston: Beacon, 2019).

Hamalainen, Pekka. Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019).

Harmon, Alexandra. Reclaiming the Reservation: Histories of Indian Sovereignty Suppressed and Renewed, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019).

Hart, Siobhan M. and Katherine Dillon, “Entangled Things and Deposits in Early Colonial New England,” Historical Archaeology, 53 (June 2019), 265-279.

Haskins, Victoria. “Domesticating Colonizers: Domesticity, Indigenous Domestic Labor, and the Modern Settler Colonial Nation,” American Historical Review, 124 (October 2019), 1290-1301.

Herrmann, Rachel B. No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution, (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019).

Hidalgo, Alex. Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Maps from Viceregal Mexico, (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019).

Higham, Carol L. “Seeing Canniabls: Spanish and Britsh Enlightenment on the Northwest Coast,” Pacific Historical Review, 88 (Summer 2019), 345-377.

Hodge, Adam R. Ecology and Ethnogenesis: An Environmental History of the Wind River Shoshones, 1000-1868, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Ketcham, Christopher. This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West, (New York: Viking, 2019).

Legg, John R. “White Lies, Native Revisions: The Legacy of Violence in the American West,” Great Plains Quarterly, 39 (Fall 2019), 331-340.

LeTourneau, Peter M. and Robert Pagini, “Carved Into History: The Vernacular Rock Inscriptions of the Connecticut Valley,” Connecticut History Review, 57 (Fall 2019), 89-153.

Lewis, Courtney. “Confronting Cannabis: Legalizing on Native Nation Lands and the Impacts of Differential Federal Enforcement,” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (Fall 2019), 408-438.

Lopenzina, Drew and Travis Franks. “Who Lies Buried in Satanta’s Tomb? Co-Memorating a Kiowa Warrior,” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (Summer 2019), 249-280.

Lycett, Stephen J. “Time’s Arrow: Toward a Social History of Crow Biographic Art Using Seriation and Multivariate Statistics,” American Anthropologist, 121 (May 2019), 363-375.

McShea, Bronwen. Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Martinez, David. Life of the Indigenous Mind: Vine Deloria and the Red Power Movement, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Maulden, Kristopher. The Federalist Frontier: Settler Politics in the Old Northwest, 1783-1840, (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2019).

Midtrod, Tom Arne. “‘Calling for More than Human Vengeance’: Desecrating Native Graves in Early America,” Early American Studies, 17 (Summer 2019), 281-314.

Mihesuah, Devon A. and Elizabeth Hoover, Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019).

Miles, Tiya. “Beyond a Boundary: Black Lives and the Settler-Native Divide,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (July 2019), 417-426.

Miller, Douglas K. Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Monaco, C. S. The Second Seminole War and the Limits of American Aggression, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).

Ostler, Jeffrey and Nancy Shoemaker, “Settler Colonialism in Early American History: Introduction,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (July 2019), 361-368.

Ostler, Jeffrey. Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019).

Nickel, Sarah. “Reconsidering 1969: The White Paper and the Making of the Modern Indigenous Rights Movement,” Canadian Historical Review, 100 (June 2019), 223-238.

Rindfleisch, Bryan C. “Cherokee Kings and Creek Kings: Intra-Indigenous Connections and Interactions in the Eighteenth-Century South,” Journal of Southern History, 85 (November 2019), 769-802.

Roberts, Strother. Colonial Ecology, Atlantic Economy: Transforming Nature in Early New England, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

Romney, Susahan Shaw. “Settler Colonial Prehistories in Seventeenth-Century North America,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (July 2019), 375-382.

Saunt, Claudio. “Financing Dispossession: Stocks, Bonds, and the Deportation of Native Peoples in the Antebellum United States,” Journal of American History, 106 (September 2019), 315-337.

Silverman, David J. This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving, (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019).

Snow, David H. “Pueblo Surnames: A Resource for Ethnohistory,” Journal of Anthropological Research, 75 (Fall 2019), 393-412.

Spear, Jennifer M. “Beyond the Native/Settler Divide in Early California,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (July 2019), 399-406.

Spence, Taylor. “Naming Violence in United States Colonialism,” Journal of Social History, 53 (Fall 2019), 157-193.

Swensen, James R. “Bound for the Fair: Chief Joseph, Quanah Parker, and Geronimo and the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair,” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (Fall 2019), 439-470.

Theobald, Brianna. Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019).

Treuer, David. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native American from 1890 to the Present, (New York: Riverhead, 2019).

Voelker, David J. The Powhatans and the English in the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake, Debating American History Series, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

Wadewitz, Lissa K. “Rethinking the ‘Indian War’: Northern Indians and Intra-Native Politics in the Western Canada-US Borderlands,” Western Historical Quarterly, 50 (Winter 2019), 339-361.

Webster, Rebecca J. and Julia A. King. “From Shell to Glass: How Beads Reflect the Changing Cultural Landscape of the Seventeenth-Century lower Potomac Valley,” Southeastern Archaeology, 38 (August 2019).

Wheeler, Rachel and Sarah Eyerly, “Singing Box 331: Re-Sounding Eighteenth-Century Mohican Hymns from the Moravian Archives,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (October 2019), 649-696.

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  1. In December 2019 I read “Disney’s Land”. This was an extremely intensive and useful history of Disney Land. There were a few certainties that I definitely knew, yet there were different realities that were fresh out of the plastic new to me, which I grinned at and delighted in. There were parts that were strong and brimming with data, yet it streamed well.

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