What You Need to Read, June 2018

It’s that time of the year again.  Let me know if you think I missed something that I ought to have included.  It is summer break, and I hope you find something here you can use.


Allard, Seth. Guided By the Spirits: The Meanings of Life, Death, and Youth Suicide in an Ojibwa Community, (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2018).

Alt, Susan M. Cahokia’s Complexities: Ceremonies and Politics of the First Mississippian Farmers, (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2018).

Bens, Jonas.  “When the Cherokee Became Indigenous: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and its Paradoxical Legalities,” Ethnohistory, 65 (2018), 247-267.

Bernstein, David. How the West was Drawn: Mapping, Indians, and the Construction of the Trans-Mississippi West, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018).

Brooks, Lisa. “Awikhigawogan ta Pildow Ojmowogan: Mapping a New History,” William and Mary Quarterly, 75 (April 2018), 259-294.

Bruchac, Margaret and Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, Savage Kin: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2018).

Calloway, Colin.  The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Carlson, Kirsten Matoy.  “Making Strategic Choices: How and Why Indian Groups Advocated for Federal Recognition from 1977 to 2012,” Law and Society Review, 51 (December 2017), 930-965.

Case, Martin. The Relentless Business Of Treaties: How Indigenous Land became US Property, (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2018).

Cevasco, C. “Hunger Knowledges and Cultures in New England’s Borderlands, 1675-1710,” Early American Studies, 16 (2018) 255-281.

Clemons, Linda M. “‘The Young folks [want] to go in and see the Indians’: Davenport Citizens, Protestant Missionaries, and Dakota Prisoners of War, 1863-1866,” Annals of Iowa, 77 (Spring 2018), 121-150.

Crossen, J. “Another Wave of Anti-Colonialism: The Origins of Indigenous Internationalism,” Canadian Journal of History, 52 (No. 3, 2017), 533-559.

Crouch, Christian Ayne.  “Surveying the Present, Projecting the Future: Reevaluating Colonial French Plans of Kanesatake,” William and Mary Quarterly, 75 (April 2018), 323-342.

Deer, Sarah.  The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

DeLucia, Christine, “Fugitive Collections in New England Indian Country: Indigenous Material Culture and Early American History at Ezra Stiles’s Yale Museum,” William and Mary Quarterly, 75 (January 2018), 109-150.

DeLucia, Christine M. Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).

Den Ouden, Amy. “Recognition, Antiracism, and Indigenous Futures: A View from Connecticut,” Daedalus, 147 (201*0, 27-38.

Dubcovsky, Alejandra, “Defying Indian Slavery: Apalcahee Voices and Spanish Sources in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast,” William and Mary Quarterly, 75 (April 2018), 295-322.

Edwards, Tai S. Osage Women and Empire: Gender and Power, (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2018).

Gallo, M. “Improving Independence: The Struggle over Land Surveys in Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1794,” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 142 (2018), 131-161.

Ganteaume, Cecile, Officially Indian: Symbols that Define the United States, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

Gelo, Daniel J. “Two Episodes in Texas Indian History Reconsidered: getting the Facts Right about he Lafuente Attack and the Fort Parker Raid,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 120 (April 2017), 411-460.

Gerken, Becca and Julie Pelletier, Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Savage, and the Not-So-New Indian, (Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018).

Girard, Jeffrey S. The Caddos and their Ancestors: Archaeology and the Native People of Northwest Louisiana, (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2018).

Graber, Jennifer. The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West, (New York: Oxford University Press 2018).

Grillot, Thomas. First Americans: U. S. Patriotism in Indian Country, after World War I, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018)

Griffith, J. “Of Linguicide and Resistance: Children and English Instruction in Nineteenth-Century Indian Boarding Schools in Canada,” Paedagogica Historica, 53 (2017), 763-782.

Hackel, Steven W. The Worlds of Junipero Serra: Historical Contexts and Cultural Representations, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018).

Haggerty, Julia Hobson, et. al., “Restoration and the Affective Ecologies of Healing: Buffalo and the Fort Peck Tribes,” Conservation and Society, 16 (no. 1, 2018), 21-29.

Handsman, R. G. “Survivance Strategies and the Materialities of Mashantucket Pequot Labor in the Later Eighteenth Century,” Historical Archaeology, 52 (2018), 51-69.

Haynes, Joshua S. Patrolling the Border: Theft and Violence on the Creek Georgia Frontier, 1770-1796, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018).

Joy, N. “The Indian’s Cause: Abolitionists and Native American Rights,” Journal of the Civil War Era, 8 (2018), 47-74.

Keyser, James D. “Cheval Bonnet: A Crow Calling Card in the Blackfeet Homeland,” Ethnohistory, 65 (January 2018), 129-156.

Klann, M.  “Babies in Blankets: Motherhood, Tourism, and American Identity in Indian Baby Shows, 1916-1949,” Journal of Women’s History, 29 (2017), 38-61.

Kracht, Benjamin R. Religious Revitalization among the Kiowas: The Ghost Dance, Peyote, and Christianity, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018).

Krupat, Benjamin. Changed Forever: American Indian Boarding School Literature, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2018).

Mays, Kyle. Hip Hop Beats, Indigenous Rhymes: Modernity and Hip Hop in Indigenous North America, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2018).

Miller, D. Shane. From Colonization to Domestication: Population, Environment, and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America, (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2018).

Mt. Pleasant, Alyssa, Caroline Wigginton, and Kelly Wisecup, “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies: Completing the Turn,” William and Mary Quarterly, 75 (April 2018), 207-236.

Paldam, E. “Chumash Conversions: The Historical Dynamics of Religious Change in Native California,” Numen: International Review for the History of Religions, 64 (2017), 596-625,

Parham, Vera.  Pan-Tribal Activism in the Pacific Northwest: The Power of Indigenous Protest and the Birth of the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018).

Pulsipher, Jenny Hale. Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).

Radin, J. “Digital Natives: How Medical and Indigenous Histories Matter for Big Data,” Osiris, 32 (2017), 43-64.

Rindfleisch, Bryan. “The Indian Factors: Kinship, Trade and Authority in the Creek Nation & American South,” Journal of Early American History, 8 (2018), 1-29.

Sabol, S. “In Search of Citizenship: The Society of American Indians and the First World War,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, 118 (2017), 268-271.

Shannon, Timothy.  Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018).

Stevens, E. M. “Tomahawk: Materiality and Depictions of the Haudenosaunee,” Early American Literature, 53 (2018), 475-511.

Stockwell, Mary. Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).

Watson, Samuel.  “Military Learning and Adaptation Shaped by Social Context: The U. S. Army and Its Indian Wars, 1790-1890,” Journal of Military History, 82 (April 2018), 373-438.

Zimmer, E. S. “A President in Indian Country: Calvin Coolidge and Lakota Diplomacy in the Summer of 1927,” Great Plains Quarterly, 37 (2017), 215-234.

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