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What You Need To Read, June 2019

Anderson, Gary Clayton. Massacre in Minnesota: The Dakota War of 1862, The Most Violent Ethnic Conflict in American History, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019).

Arnott, Sigrid and David L. Maki., “Forts on Burial Mounds: Interlocked Lanscapes of Mourning and Colonialism at the Dakota-Settler Frontier, 1860-1876,” Historical Archaeology, 53 (March 2019) 153-169.

Barman, Jean. Iroquois in the West, (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2019).

Beck, David R. M. Unfair Labor: American Indians and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019)

Bigart Robert and Joseph McDonald, eds, ‘Sometimes My People Get Mad When the Blackfeet Kill Us”: A Documentary History of the Salish and Pend d’Oreille Indians, 1845-1874, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Bjork, Katharine. Prairie Imperialist: The Indian Country Origins of America Empire, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019)

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

Booss, John, “Survival of the Pilgrims: A Reevaluation of the Lethal Epidemic Among the Wampanoag,” Historical Journal of Massachusetts, 47 (Winter 2019), 109-133.

Catalano, Joshua Casmir. “Blue Jacket, Anthony Wayne and the Psychological and Symbolic War for Ohio, 1790-1795,” Ohio History, 126 (Spring 2019), 5-34.

Cipolla, Craig N. et. al., “Theory in Collaborative Indigenous Archaeology: Insights from Mohegan,” American Antiquity, 84 (January 2019), 127-142.

Clow, Richmond L. “Crossing the Divide from Citizen to Voter: Tribal Suffrage in Montana, 1880-2016,” Montana: The Magazine of Western History, 69 (Spring 2019), 34-54.

Colwell, Chip. “Can Repatriation Heal the Wounds of History? Public Historian, 41 (February 2019), 90-110.

Conner, Thaddeus, et. al., “20 Years of Indian Gaming: Reassessing and Still Winning,” Social Science Quarterly, 100 (May 2019). 893-807

Dixon, Bradley J. “‘His One Netev Ples’: The Chowans and the Politics of Native Petitions in the Colonial South,” William and Mary Quarterly, 76 (January 2019), 41-74.

Donis, Jay. “No Man Shall Suffer for the Murder of a Savge: The Augusta Boys and the Virginia and Pennsylvania Frontiers” Pennsylvania History, 86 (Winter 2019) 38-66.

Ebright, Malcolm. Pueblo Sovereignty: Indian Land and Water in New Mexico and Texas, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019).

Estes, Nick. Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance, (New York: Verso, 2019).

Farley, William A., et. al., “A Quantitative Dwelling-Scale Approach to the Social Implications of Maize Horticulture in New England,” American Antiquity, 84 (April 2019), 274-291.

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

Goetz, Rebecca Anne. “The Nanziatticos and the Violence of the Archive: Land and Native Enslavement in Colonial Virginia,” Journal of Southern History, 85 (February 2019), 33-60.

Hart, Siobhan M. and Paul A. Shackel. Colonialism, Community and Heritage in Native New England, (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019).

Herrman, Rachel B. To Feast on Us as their Prey: Cannibalism and the Early Modern Atlantic, (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2019).

Hipp, Martha Louise. Sovereign Schools: How Shoshones and Arapahos Created a High School on the Wind River Reservation, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Johnson, Miranda. “Case of the Million-Dollar Duck: A Hunter, his Treaty, and the Bending of the Settler Contract,” American Historical Review, 124 (February 2019), 56-86.

Kristofic, Jim. Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2019).

Lambert, Michael. “How Grandma Kate Lost Her Cherokee Blood and What This Says about Race, Blood, and Belonging in Indian Country,” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (Spring 2019), 135-167.

Landrum, Cynthia. The Dakota Sioux Experience at Flandreau and Pipestone Indian Schools, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

Legg, James B., et. al., “An Appraisal of the Indigenous Acquisition of Contact-Era European Metal Objects in Southeastern North America,” International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 23 (March 2019), 81-102.

Madley, Benjamin. “California’s First Mass INcarceration System: Franciscan Missions, California Indians and Penal Servitude, 1769-1836,” Pacific Historical Review, 88 (2019), 14-47.

Methot, Suzanne. Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, (Toronto: ECW Press, 2019).

Miller, Douglas K. Indians on the Move: Native American Mobility and Urbanization in the Twentieth Century, (Chapel Hill: UNC, 2019).

Nassaney, Michael S. “Cultural Identity and Materiality at French Fort St. Joseph, (20BE23) Niles, Michigan.” Historical Archaeology, 53 (March 2019), 56-72.

Newman, Andrew. Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities, (Chapel Hill: UNC 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.

Osburn, Katherine M. B. “Strategic Citizenship: Negotiating Public Law 280 in Arizona, 1953-1968,” Ethnohistory 66 (January 2019).

Poorman, Elizabeth. “White Lies: Indigenous Scholars Respond to Elizabeth Warren’s Claims to Native Ancestry,” Perspectives on History, 57 (March 2019), 9-11.

Schneider, Tsim and Lee M. Panich, “Landscapes of Refuge and Resiliency: Native California Persistence at Tomales Bay, California, 1770s-1870s,” Ethnohistory, 66 (January 2019).

Schneider, Tsim D. “Heritage In-Between: Seeing Native HIstories in Colonial California,” Public Historian, 41 (February 2019), 51-63.

Simek, Jan F., et. al., “The Red Bird River Shelter (15CY52) Revisited: The Archaeology of the Cherokee Syllabary and of Sequoyah in Kentucky,” American Antiquity, 84 (April 2019), 302-316.

Spencer, Jasmine, “The Buffalo, the Chickadee, and the Eagle: A Multispecies Textual history of Plenty Coup’s Multivocal Autobiography.” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (spring 2019), 168-203.

Sussman, Naomi. “Indigenous Diplomacy and Spanish Mediation in the Lower Colorado-Gila River Region, 1771-1783,” Ethnohistory, 66 (April 2019), 329-352.

Sweet, Jameson. “Native Suffrage: Race, Citizenship, and Dakota Indians in the Upper Midwest,” Journal of the Early Republic, 39 (Spring 2019), 99-109

Tone-Pah-ote, Jenny. Crafting an Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era, (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2019).

Wellington, Rebecca. “Girls Breaking Boundaries: Acculturatin and Self-Advocacy at Chemawa Indian School, 1900-1930s,” American Indian Quarterly, 43 (Winter 2019), 101-132.

A New Chapter

            Last fall I gave a number of talks on the Onondagas’ experience as students at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.  This weekend, I will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era in Atlanta where I will share some of my thoughts on the Onondagas’ experiences during the American Revolution. I have been working on a history of the Onondagas for a number of years, and have a ton of reading left to do. Still, these are big moments in the evolution of this project: the first time I share some of this research with an audience, the first time I expose what I have been doing for potential criticism. I feel a bit like I have just set out on a new journey.

            I watch my friends on Facebook and Twitter post their daily word counts.  They participate in the “Grafton Challenge,” or work to stay in “Club 500,” as in five hundred words a day.  I admire them for this in that they find the time to write every day, something that is truly harder than it looks, and requires great discipline and an empty house. I am reminded that I need to get moving, too, but there is just so much to read and so much else to do.

            I have time, I think.  I am one of the tiny percentage of people with a Ph.D who was lucky enough to find a tenure-track job, and I have had tenure for fifteen years. But because of that good luck, I feel pressure to produce.  Hundreds of people would kill to have my job, and that imposes an obligation to do good work in the classroom and in terms of publication. If I cannot produce I should get out of the way for those who can.  Still, I have not sought out an advance contract from a publisher, though I am certain I could get one. I face no externally-imposed deadline. I am free to work at my own pace without intererence.

            My friends write about the pressures associated with being a tenure-track professor, especially those still relatively new to the job.  I have not heard the line, “Publish or Perish,” for quite some time, but the fact remains that new faculty members are required to teach, serve on committees, and conduct research. Advising students seems to require more time than ever. Answering some of the 100 emails I get every day, too requires a commitment, as does scrounging for the money necessary to get to the archives to do research.  Yes, we are lucky to have these jobs, and we are in an infinitely better spot than the growing legion of adjuncts teaching at colleges across the country, but these realities do not make the pressure any less real. 

            And the burdens are greater for some historians than they are for others. Because of the class system in American college life, some historians do their work at institutions where they may teach one or two classes a semester, with graduate students to do their grading, and an adequate supply of travel funding to allow them to do their research and attend conferences.  Others may teach three, four, or five courses a semester, have no help with grading, little money to allow them to travel to archives, and pay out of their own pockets to attend conferences.  For the latter, the burdens of this job are even greater. I have taught at both types of institutions, and there is no question that it is easier to produce at the former than the latter.

            Some are pushing back against tis.  There is talk of a “slow scholarship” movement, based on the premise that allowing scholars more time to get their work done will result in scholarship that is more valuable. If at times this argument can appear self-serving, there is no question that there can be pressures associated with this line of work.

            Research and writing is important. It is through this process that new knowledge is created. It keeps scholars fresh, and up-to-date. For most of us, it is enjoyable. It is fun. But the obstacles one must overcome to do this work are not distributed at all evenly across the profession.  We need to talk more about this. A book written by a historian with a four-four teaching load (that is, four classes a semester) is in some ways more impressive than a book written over the same span of time by a historian with half as many courses to teach, with graduate assistants, and travel money.

            I have it easy.  My colleagues approved my request for eight hundred dollars in funding to cover the costs of flying to Atlanta to participate in the CRE conference. With five kids, a working spouse, a mortgage, I could not afford to go without this assistance. My research and teaching fields coincide, so I can keep up on the scholarship while I keep my classes current. Working in a collegial department is an important advantage, I know, because I spent the first four years of my career teaching at its opposite.

I have been thinking about this project for twenty years, long before I ever began working on it. For several years I worked as a historical consultant for the Onondaga Nation on the Onondaga Lake cleanup project.  The legal work subsidized my scholarship, allowing me to spend time travelling to archives and collecting copies of the documents I might someday need in order to write. The funding allowed me to hire some talented Geneseo students to spin microfilm reels, back before so many newspapers had been digitized, collecting every relevant article on the Onondagas. I could not have considered this project without the financial support provided by this extra work, and I am still drawing upon these materials. But it was extra work: on top of my teaching, committee work, and personal obligations. Even with this assistance, I was only able to throw myself into it full time in 2017, after I completed some other projects. Since then I have slowly worked my way through the massive amount of material I had collected.  And now, a couple of years later, this work is beginning to bear its first fruits, even though I still have a couple of years’ worth of research still to do before I can begin my writing process. Presenting this material is a big step, and I look forward to seeing how the audience and my colleagues receive it.  But I also appreciate how lucky I am to have a chance to do this work, and how few of us actually ever get that opportunity.

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.

What You Need To Read, December 2017

Back with the final “What You Need To Read” in Native American history for the year.  These are all recent additions to my “Must See” list. If I have missed anything that you have found particularly rewarding or valuable, or if you would like one of your works to be included on the list, feel free to drop me a line and I will catch you next time.

Lisa Brooks, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).

Peter Cozzens, The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West, (New York: Knopf, 2017).

Christine M. DeLucia, Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

Alejandra Dubcovsky, “When Archaeology and History Meet: Shipwrecks, Indians, and the Contours of the Early-Eighteenth-Century South,” Journal of Southern History, 84 (February 2018).

Katherine Ellinghaus, Blood Will Tell: Native Americans and Assimilation Policy, (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 2018).

John Ryan Fischer, Cattle Colonialism: An Environmental History of the Conquest of California and Hawai’i. (Chapel Hill: Universityof North Carolina Press, 2015).

Hansen, Karen V., et. al., “Immigrants as Settler Colonists: Boundary Work Between Dakota Indians White Immigrant Settlers,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (September 2017), 1919-1938.

Joe Jackson, Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary, (New York: MacMillan, 2017).

Jeffers Lennox, Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690-1763 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017).

John M. Low, Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2016.)

Robert Aquinas McNally, The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018)

C. S. Monaco, The Second Seminole War and the Limits of American Aggression, (Baltimore: Hopkins, 2018).

Randy A. Peppler and Randall S. Ware, “Native American Agriculturalist Movements in Oklahoma,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 41 (No. 1, 2017), 73-86.

Powers, David M. “William Pynchon, the Agawam Indians, and the 1636 Deed for Springfield,” Historical Journal of Massachusettts, 45 (Summer 2017), 115-137.

Timothy Shannon, Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson in America and Britain, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017)

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

Christina Snyder, “The Rise and Fall of Civilizations: Indian Intellectual Culture During the Removal Era,” Journal of American History, 104 (September 2017), 386-409.

Kevin Whalen, “Indian School, Company Town: Outing Workers from the Sherman Institute at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930,” Pacific Historical Review, 86 (May 2017), 290-321.

K. Whitney Mauer, “Indian Country Poverty: Place-Based Poverty on American Indian Territories, 2006-2010,” Rural Sociology, 82 (September 2017), 473-498.

David E Wilkins and Shelley Hulse Wilkins, Dismembered: Native Disenrollment and the Battle for Human Rights, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017).


What You Need to Read

One of the challenges of producing a textbook in Native American History is keeping up with the enormous volume of scholarship my colleagues in history, anthropology, and archaeology produce.  It is an exciting time to work in this field, precisely because of the high quality of so much of this work.  I regularly check the tables of contents in Ethnohistory, Southern Indian Studies, American Indian Quarterly, and a host of other journals.  But here is a list of some of the things that have made it on to my reading list, and that I will consider as I continue to teach my course in Native American history each fall at SUNY-Geneseo.


Angelbeck, Bill. “The Balance of Autonomy and Alliance in Anarchic Societies: The Organization of Defenses in the Coast Salish Past,” World Archaeology, 48 (March 2016), 51-69.

John Bowes, Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017).

David A. Chang, The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration,
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Olivia Chilcote, “Pow-wows at the Mission” Boletin: Journal of the California Mission Studies Association, 31 (March 2015), 79-87

Durwood Ball, “Beyond Traverse des Sioux: Captain Edwin V. Sumner’s Expedition to Devil’s Lake in 1845,” Annals of Iowa, &4 (Winter 2015), 1-28.

Arne Bialuschewski, Native American Slavery in the Seventeenth Century, (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017).

Celine Carayon, “`The Gesture Speech of Mankind’: Old and New Entanglements in the Histories of American Indian and European Sign Languages,” American Historical Review, 121 (April 2016), 461-491

Brian Carroll, “`A Mean Business’: Wartime Security, Sovereignty, and Southern New England Indians, 1689-1713,” Connecticut History, 54 (Fall 2015), 217-242

Linda M. Clemmons,  “We are Writing this Letter Seeking Your Help'” Dakotas, ABCFM Missionaries, and their Uses of Litearcy, 1863-1866,” Western Historical Quarterly, 47 (Summer 2016), 183-209.

Chip Colwell, Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Andrew Denson, Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory, (Chapel Hill: UNCP, 2017).

Kathy Dickson, “`All In’: The Rise of Tribal Gaming,” Chronicles of Oklahoma, 93 (no. 4, 2016), 3-12

Max Edelson, A New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017).

Katherine Ellinghaus, Blood Will Tell: Native AMericans and Assimilation Policy, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017).

John R. Gram, Education at the Edge of Empire: Negotiating Pueblo Identity in New Mexico’s Indian Boarding School,  (Seattle: University of Washington Press 2016).

Laurence M. Hauptman,  “Fighting a Two Front War: Dr. Albert Lake, Thomas Indian School Physician, 1880-1922,” New York History, 95 (Summer 2014), 408-431.

Yasuhide Kawashima, “Red Dreams, White Nightmares: Pan-Indian Alliances in the Anglo-American Mind, 1763-1815,” Journal of Military History, 80 (April 2016).

Paul Kelton, Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight Against Smallpox, 1518-1824  (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015).

William S. Kiser, Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle Over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017)

Benjamin Kracht, Kiowa Belief and Ritual, (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017).

Brandon Layton, “Indian Country to Slave Country: The Transformation of Natchez During the American Revolution,” Journal of Southern History, 82 (February 2016), 27-58

Benjamin Madley, “Reexamining the American Genocide Debate: Meaning, Historiography, and New Methods,” American Historical Review, 120 (February 2015), 478-505

Jason Mancini, “`In Contempt and Oblivion’: Censuses, Ethnogeography, and Hidden Indian Historeis in Eighteenth-Century Southern New England,” Ethnohistory, 62 (January 2015), 61-94.

Michael Marker, “Borders and the Borderless Coast Salish: Decolonizing Historiographies of Indigenous Schooling,” History of Education, 44 (July 2015), 480-502.

Matthew McCoy, “Hidden Citizens: The COurts and Native American Voting Rights in the Southwest,” Journal of the Southwest, 58 (Summer 2016), 293-310.

Jane Mt. Pleasant, “A New Paradigm for Pre-Columbian Agriculture in North America,” Early American Studies, 13 (Spring 2015), 374-412

Raymond Orr, Reservation Politics: Historical Trauma, Economic Development, and Intratribal Conflict, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017)

Dawn Peterson, Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017)

James E. Potter, “`The Greatest Gathering of Indians Ever Assembled:’ The 1875 Black Hills Council at Red Cloud Agency, Nebraska,” Nebraska History 97 (Spring 2016), 16-31.

Joshua L. Reid, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017). 

Judith Ridner,   “Unmasking the Paxton Boys,” Early American Studies, 14 (Spring 2016), 348-376

Paul Rosier, “Crossing New Boundaries: American Indians and Twentieth Century US Foreign Policy,” Diplomatic History, 39 (November 2015), 955-966.

Christina Snyder, Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Ashley Riley Sousa, “`An Influential Squaw’: Intermarriage and Community in Central California, 1839-1851,” Ethnohistory, 62 (October 2015), 707-727

Benjamin Steere, The Archaeology of Houses and Households in the Native Southeast, (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2o17).

Coll Thrush, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire,  (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

Daniel J. Tortora, Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763,   (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

E. J. Vance, “Classical Education and the Brothertown Nation of Indians,” American Indian Quarterly 40 (Spring 20160, 138-174.

Louis Warren, God’s Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America, (New York: Basic, 2017).

Alice Wright, “Center Places and Cherokee Towns,” American Anthropologist, 118 (June 2016).

Cynthia Wu, “A Comparative Analysis of Indigenous Displacement and the World War II Japanese-American Internment,” Amerasia Journal, 42 (April 2016), 1-15