Native American Studies

Native American Studies

episodes

Interviews with scholars of Native America about their new books.

Alfred Peredo Flores, "Tip of the Spear: Land, Labor, and US Settler Militarism in Guåhan, 1944–1962" (Cornell UP, 2023)

July 14, 2024

Tip of the Spear

Alfred Peredo Flores
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Tip of the Spear: Land, Labor, and US Settler Militarism in Guåhan, 1944–1962 (Cornell University Press, 2023), Dr. Alfred Peredo Flores argues th…

Bayley J. Marquez, "Plantation Pedagogy: The Violence of Schooling Across Black and Indigenous Space" (U California Press, 2024)

June 30, 2024

Plantation Pedagogy

Bayley J. Marquez
Hosted by Max Jacobs

Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, teachers, administrators, and policymakers fashioned a system of industrial education that attempte…

David H. Wilson, "Northern Paiutes of the Malheur: High Desert Reckoning in Oregon Country" (U Nebraska Press, 2022)

June 29, 2024

Northern Paiutes of the Malheur

David H. Wilson
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

Between the mid-19th century and the start of the twentieth century, the Northern Paiute people of the Great Basin went from a self-sufficient tribe w…

Matthew Goldmark, "Forms of Relation: Composing Kinship in Colonial Spanish America" (U Virginia Press, 2023)

June 28, 2024

Forms of Relation

Matthew Goldmark
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Drawing on literary texts, conversion manuals, and colonial correspondence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Peru, Forms of Relation: …

Kathleen DuVal, "Native Nations: A Millennium in North America" (Random House, 2024)

June 20, 2024

Native Nations

Kathleen DuVal
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

In this sweeping new history, esteemed University of North Carolina historian Kathleen DuVal makes the case for the ongoing, ancient, and dynamic hist…

Timothy G. Anderson and Brian Schoen, "Settling Ohio: First Peoples and Beyond" (Ohio UP, 2023)

June 17, 2024

Settling Ohio

Timothy G. Anderson and Brian Schoen

Scholars working in archaeology, education, history, geography, and politics tell a nuanced story about the people and dynamics that reshaped this reg…

Benjamin Bryce and David M. K. Sheinin, "Race and Transnationalism in the Americas" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2021)

May 22, 2024

Race and Transnationalism in the Americas

Benjamin Bryce and David M. K. Sheinin
Hosted by Ariadna Obregon

Edited by Benjamin Bryce and David Sheinin, Race and Transnationalism in the Americas (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021), highlights the importanc…

John H. Cable, "Southern Enclosure: Settler Colonialism and the Postwar Transformation of Mississippi" (UP of Kansas, 2023)

April 28, 2024

Southern Enclosure

John H. Cable
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Historians of the American South have come to consider the mechanization and consolidation of cotton farming—the “Southern enclosure movement”—to be a…

Danielle Taschereau Mamers, "Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing: Documentation, Administration, and the Interventions of Indigenous Art" (Fordham UP, 2023)

April 23, 2024

Settler Colonial Ways of Seeing

Danielle Taschereau Mamers
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

How do bureaucratic documents create and reproduce a state’s capacity to see? What kinds of worlds do documents help create? Further, how might such d…

Lorenza B. Fontana, "Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

April 18, 2024

Recognition Politics

Lorenza B. Fontana
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes (Cambridge University Press, 2023) by Dr. Lorenza B. Fontana is a pioneering …

Rose Miron, "Indigenous Archival Activism: Mohican Interventions in Public History and Memory" (U Minnesota Press, 2024)

April 18, 2024

Indigenous Archival Activism

Rose Miron
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

The past several decades have seen a massive shift in debates over who owns and has the right to tell Native American history and stories. For centuri…

Annaliese Jacobs Claydon, "Arctic Circles and Imperial Knowledge: The Franklin Family, Indigenous Intermediaries, and the Politics of Truth" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

April 15, 2024

Arctic Circles and Imperial Knowledge

Annaliese Jacobs Claydon
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In 1845 an expedition led by Sir John Franklin vanished in the Canadian Arctic. The enduring obsession with the Franklin mystery, and in particular In…

Brooke Larson, "The Lettered Indian: Race, Nation, and Indigenous Education in Twentieth-Century Bolivia" (Duke UP, 2023)

April 11, 2024

The Lettered Indian

Brooke Larson
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Bringing into dialogue the fields of social history, Andean ethnography, and postcolonial theory, The Lettered Indian: Race, Nation, and Indigenous Ed…

Stefan Aune, "Indian Wars Everywhere: Colonial Violence and the Shadow Doctrines of Empire" (U California Press, 2023)

April 4, 2024

Indian Wars Everywhere

Stefan Aune

From Black Hawk helicopters to the exclamation "Geronimo" used by paratroopers jumping from airplanes, words and images referring to Indians have been…

John William Nelson, "Muddy Ground: Native Peoples, Chicago's Portage, and the Transformation of a Continent" (UNC Press, 2023)

March 23, 2024

Muddy Ground

John William Nelson
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

The birchbark canoe is among the most remarkable Indigenous technologies in North America, facilitating mobility throughout the watery world of the Gr…

Christina Gish Hill et al., "National Parks, Native Sovereignty: Experiments in Collaboration" (U Oklahoma Press, 2024)

March 20, 2024

National Parks, Native Sovereignty

Christina Gish Hill, Matthew J. Hill, and Brooke Neely
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

The history of Native people and the National Park Service in the United States is fraught. Dispossession, cultural insensitivity, and outright erasur…

Sarah Keyes, "American Burial Ground: A New History of the Overland Trail" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2023)

February 25, 2024

American Burial Ground

Sarah Keyes
Hosted by Stephen Hausmann

The Overland Trail into the American West is one of the most culturally recognizable symbols of the American past: white covered wagons traversing the…

Gregory D. Smithers, "Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal" (U Oklahoma Press, 2019)

February 23, 2024

Native Southerners

Gregory D. Smithers
Hosted by Colin Mustful

In his book, Native Southerners: Indigenous History from Origins to Removal (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019), Dr. Gregory D. Smithers effectively …

Emily Legg, "Stories of Our Living Ephemera: Storytelling Methodologies in the Archives of the Cherokee National Seminaries, 1846-1907" (Utah State UP, 2023)

February 20, 2024

Stories of Our Living Ephemera

Emily Legg
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Stories of Our Living Ephemera: Storytelling Methodologies in the Archives of the Cherokee National Seminaries, 1846-1907 (Utah State University Press…

Matthew C. Ward, "Making the Frontier Man: Violence, White Manhood, and Authority in the Early Western Backcountry" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2023)

February 18, 2024

Making the Frontier Man

Matthew C. Ward
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

For western colonists in the early American backcountry, disputes often ended in bloodshed and death. Making the Frontier Man: Violence, White Manhood…