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What You Need To Read, September 2021

I am back in front of the classroom for the first time since March of 2020. It is a busy and exciting time on campus. If you find some time amidst all the adjustments required by a new school year, here is some of the scholarly work that I think might be worth your time. Enjoy, and if there is something you noticed that I missed, please send it along and I will update the list.

Bakken, Dawn E. “The Attempted Potawatomi Removal of 1839,” Indiana Magazine of History, 117 (September 2021), 169-207.

Baumgartner, Alice L. “The Massacre at Gracias a Dios: Mobility and Violence on the Lower Rio Grande, 1821-1856,” Western Historical Quarterly, 52 (Spring 2021), 35-58.

Bigart, Robert and Joseph McDonald, `We Want Freedom and Citizenship’: Documents of Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and Kootenai Indian History, 1912-1920, (Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press, 2021).

Boxell, Mark. “From Native Sovereignty to an Oilman’s State: Land, Race, and Petroleum in Indian Territory and Oklahoma,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 20 (April 2021), 216-233.

Britten, Thomas A. “Termination by Decentralization? Native American Responss to Federal Regional Councils, 1969-1983,” American Indian Quarterly, 45 (Spring 2021), 121-151.

Bruyneel, Kevin. Settler Memory: The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Cevasco, Carla. “`Nothing Which Hunger Will Not Devour’: Disgust and Sustenance in the Northeastern Borderlands,” Early American Studies, 19 (Spring 2021), 264-293.

Conrad, Paul. The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021).

Cothran, Boyd. “Between Civilization and Savagery: How Reconstruction Era Federal Indian Policy Led to Indian Wars,” Western Historical Quarterly, 52 (Summer 2021), 167-188.

Dinwoodie, Jane. “Evading Indian Removal in the American South.” Journal of American History, 108 (June 2021), 17-41.

Estreicher, Justin. “`Unoccupied and of a Valuable Kind’: The George Gold Rush and Manufactured Cherokee Savagery,” Georgia Historical Quarterly, 105 (no. 2, 2021), 87-119.

Fisher, Dennis Leo. “War, Wampum and Recognition: Algonquin Transborder Political Activism during the Early Twentieth Century, 1919-1931.” American Indian Quarterly, 45 (Winter 2021), 56-79.

Hausman, Stephen R. “Erasing Indian Country: Urban Native Space and the 1972 Rapid City Flood,” Western Historical Quarterly, 52 (Autumn 2021), 305-329.

Hill, Matthew E. and Lauren W. Ritterbush, People in a Sea of Grass: Archaeology’s Changing Perspectives on Indigenous Plains Communities, (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2021).

Horn, James P. P., A Brave and Cunning Prince: The Great Chief Opechancanough and the War for America, (New York: Basic Books, 2021).

Hoy, Benjamin.  A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border Across Indigenous Lands, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021).

Hudson, Angela Pulley. “The Indian Doctress in the Nineteenth-Century United States: Race, Medicine, and Labor,” Journal of Social History, 54 (Summer 2021), 1160-1187.

Kalweit, Andrew, Marc Clark and Jamie Ishcomer-Aazami, “Determinants of Racial Misclassification in COVID-19 Mortality Data: The Role of Funeral Directors and Social Context,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 44 (no. 3, 2020), 15-36.

Kennedy, Brenden Edward.  “Mississippi Stocks and the 1795 Yazoo Land Sale: Slavery, Securities Markets, Native American Dispossession, and the Panic of 1819 in Alabama,” Alabama Review, 74 (July 2021), 1-38.

Krischer, Elana. “Seneca Conceptions of Land Use and Value: Debates over Land Sovereignty, 1797-1848,” Journal of the Early Republic, 41 (Fall 2021), 373-401.

LaCombe, Michael A. “`To the end that you may the better perceive these things to be true’: Credibility and Ralph Hamor’s A True Discourse of the Present Estate of Virginia,” Early American Studies, 19 (Spring 2021), 294-321.

Lentis, Marinella. Colonized Through Art: American Indian Schools and Art Education, 1889-1915, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021).

Mackenthun, Gesa and Christen Mucher, Decolonizing Prehistory: Deep Time and Indigenous Knowledges in Noth America, (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021).

Mihesuah, Devon A. Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and a Cherokee Hero, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021).

Mize, Jamie Myers. “’To Conclude on a General Union’: Masculinity, the Chickamauga, and Pan-Indian Alliances in the Revolutionary Era,” Ethnohistory, 68 (July 2021), 429-448.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. “A Rejoinder to Body Bags: Indigenous Resilience and Epidemic Disease, from COVID-19 to First ‘Contact’,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 44 (no. 3., 2020), 65-86.

Nesper, Larry, Amorin Mellow and Michael S. Wiggins, Our Relations…the Mixed Bloods: Indigenous Transformation and Dispossession in the Western Great Lakes, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2021).

Newman, Paul Douglas. “The `Four Nations of Indians upon the Susquehanna’: Mid-Atlantic Murder, Diplomacy, and Political Identity, 1717-1723,” Pennsylvania History, 88 (Summer 2021), 287-318.

Nichols, David A. “Potawatomi Resistance, Renewal, and Removal,” Indiana Magazine of History, 117 (June 2021), 65-81.

Oberg, Michael Leroy. “The Way Things Matter,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 20 (April 2021), 330-332.

Pearl, Chris. “Becoming Patriots: The Struggle for Inclusion and Exclusion on Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary Frontier,” Pennsylvania History,  88 (Summer 2021), 362-401.

Pointer, Richard W. Pacifist Prophet: Papunhank and the Quest for Peace in Early America, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020).

Rindfleisch, Bryan C. Brothers of Coweta: Kinship, Empire and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Muscogee World, (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2021).

Sabo, George. Ways of the Ancestors: Ancient Indians of Arkansas, (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2021).

Seeley, Samantha.  Race, Removal, and the Right to Remain: Migration and the Making of the United States, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Shuck-Hall, Sheri Marie.  Journey to the West: The Alabama and Coushatta Indians,  (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2021).

Spindler, John E. “Slaughter in the Snow,” Military Heritage, 22 (Winter 2021), 62-71.

Tongkeamha, Henrieta, et al., Stories from Saddle Mountain: Autobiographies of a Kiowa Family, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021).

Usner, Daniel H. “Chitimacha Diplomacy and Commerce in Colonial Louisiana,” Louisiana History, 62 (Spring 2021), 133-176.

Webster, Rebecca M. “The Wisconsin Oneida and the WPA” Stories of Corn, Colonialism, and Revitalizaation,” Ethnohistory, 68 (July 2021), 407-427.

Wickman, Thomas. “Our Best Places: Gender, Food Sovereignty, and Miantonomi’s Kin on the Connecticut River,” Early American Studies, 19 (Spring 2021), 215-263.

Yarbrough, Fay A. Choctaw Confederates: The American Civil War in Indian Country, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

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.