Articles and Book Chapters

“Sustenance as Culture and Tradition: Teaching About Indigenous Foodways,” in Kristopher Ray and Brady DeSanti, Understanding and Teaching Native American History University of Wisconsin Press, (2022), 214-227.

“Something Else,” Yellow Medicine Review, Spring 2021:

 “Becoming Insane: The Death of Arch Wolfe at the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians,” for special issue on Canton Asylum in Disability Studies Quarterly v. 41 #4 (2021);

“Ned Christie,” Zocalo Public Square, January 13, 2020:

“Searching for Haknip Achukma (Good Health): Challenges to Food Sovereignty Initiatives in Oklahoma,” for American Indian Culture and Research Journal’s Special Issue on Food Sovereignty. 41 #3 (2017): 9-30. 

“Comanche Traditional Foodways and the Decline of Health,” in Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019, 223-252.

“Nephi Craig: Life in Second Sight,” in Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019, 300-319.

“Historical Research and Diabetes in Indian Territory: Revisiting Kelly M. West’s Theory of 1940,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 40 #4 (2016), 1-21.

“Indigenous Health Initiatives, Frybread, and the Marketing of Non-Traditional “Traditional” American Indian Foods.” Native American and Indigenous Studies 3/2 (Fall 2016): 45-69.

“Nede Wade “Ned” Christie and the Outlaw Mystique,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 93#3 (Fall 2015): 260-289.

“Sustenance and Health among the Five Tribes in Indian Territory, Post-Removal to Statehood,” Ethnohistory 62:2 (April 2015): 263-284. 

“The Garden Meal,” in Linda Murray Berzok, ed., Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell Us About Who We Are and Where We’ve Been (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010), 57-60.

“Research Guidelines for Institutions with Scholars who Study American Indians,” Selected to appear in Special Issue: “The best articles published in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal during the past 40 years,” forthcoming. Originally in v 17 (Fall 1993):131-139.

“Unfinished Choctaw Justice: The Murder of Charles Wilson and the Execution of Jackson Crow,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 86 (Fall 2008): 290-315.

“Overcoming Hegemony in Native Studies Programs,” published in Unlearning the Language of Conquest Scholars Expose Anti-Indianism in America (University of Texas Press, 2006), 190-218. 

 “Should ‘American Indian History’ Remain a Field of Study?” and “Academic Gatekeeping” in Mihesuah and Wilson, Indigenizing the Academy (Nebraska, 2004), pp. 31-47; 143-159.

 “Finding Empowerment Through Writing and Reading or, Why Am I doing This?: An Unpopular Writer’s Comments About the State of American Indian Literary Criticism,” for special issue on “Empowerment Through American Indian Literature,” ed. By Daniel Heath Justice, American Indian Quarterly 28: 2 (2004) 97-102. 

“Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash: An American Indian Activist,” in Theda Perdue, ed. Sifters: Native Women’s Lives. (Oxford University Press), pp. 204-222.

“American Indian Women at the Millennium,” SIGNS 25:4 (2000): 1247-1252.

“American Indian Identities: Comment on Issues of Individual Choices and Development,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 22: 2 (1998): 193-226. Reprinted in Johnson and Champagne, eds. Contemporary Native American Cultural Issues (Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 1999)

Fiction: “Medicine Woman,” Red Ink 6 (Spring, 1998): 40-49.

Fiction: “The Tamfuller Man,” Flagstaff Live! 3 (April 17-30, 1997): 25-26. Won the Flagstaff Live! Short story contest.

“Indians in Arizona,” in Politics and Public Policy in Arizona. Praeger Publishers, 1993, reprint 1997, pp. 91-102.

“‘Let us strive earnestly to value education aright’: Cherokee Female Seminarians as Leaders of a Changing Culture” in Nineteenth-Century Women Learn to Write: Past Cultures and Practices of Literacy. (University Press of Virginia, 1995), 103-119.

“Commonalty of Difference: American Indian Women in History,” American Indian Quarterly 20:1 (1996): 15-27.

“Voices, Interpretations, and the ‘New Indian History’: Comment on the American Indian Quarterly’s special issue on “Writing About American Indians,” American Indian Quarterly 20:1 (1996): 93-109.

“Introduction to the American Indian Quarterly’s special issue: The Repatriation of American Indian Skeletal Remains and Sacred Cultural Objects: An Interdisciplinary Anthology,” American Indian Quarterly 20:2 (1996): 153-164.

Editor, American Indian Quarterly’s special issue: “Writing About (Writing About) American Indians” American Indian Quarterly 20:1 (1996).

Editor, American Indian Quarterly’s special issue: “Repatriation of American Indian Skeletal Remains and Sacred Cultural Objects” American Indian Quarterly 20:2 (1996).

“American Indians, Anthropologists, Pot Hunters, and Repatriation: Ethical, Religious, and Philosophical Differences,” American Indian Quarterly 20: 2 (1996): 229-237. Reprinted in [unauthorized] revised form as “Studying Indian Remains Violates Native Americans’ Beliefs,” in Native American Rights: Current Controversies (San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1998), 26-33.

“Historical Perspectives on Cultural Diversity: American Indians,” Arizona School Boards Association Journal 24 (Spring 1994): 18-22.

“The Creek Indians,” in The Encyclopedia of the U.S.-Past and Present, (Academic International Press, 1993).

“Eliza Missouri Bushyhead Alberty,” “Anna Mae Aquash,” “Isabelle Cobb,” “Rachel Caroline Eaton,” in Directory of Minority Women: Native American Women, (Garland Publishing, 1993).

“Research Guidelines for Institutions with Scholars who Study American Indians,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 17 (Fall 1993): 131-139.

“American Indian Women,” paper presented at the American Historical Assn. Annual Conference printed in Bulletin of the Conference Group on Women’s History 23 (May-June 1992): 18-21.

“The Cherokee Seminaries,” in Encyclopedia of the American West, (Macmillan Publishing Co).

“Out of the Graves of the Polluted Debauches: The Boys of the Cherokee Male Seminary,” American Indian Quarterly15 (Fall 1991): 503-521.

“Despoiling and Desecration of American Indian Property and Possessions,” National Forum (Spring 1991): 15-18. Reprinted in The Four Directions (Spring1992): 86-89.

“Too Dark to be Angels”: The Class System Among the Cherokees at the Female Seminary,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 15 (1991): 29-52.

“‘Gentleman’ Tom Abbott: Middleweight Champion of the Southwest,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 68 (Spring 1990): 426-437.

“Ann Florence Wilson: Matriarch of the Cherokee Female Seminary,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 67 (Winter 1989-90): 426-437.

“An American Success Story: The Cherokee Female Seminary,” True West 36 (June 1989): 42-47.

Identified and captioned 100 photographs, paintings, and blueprints for the Cherokee Nation’s April 12,1989 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Seminary Hall, Tahlequah, OK. Now a permanent collection at Northeastern State University.

“Medicine for the Rosebuds: Health Care at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1876-1909,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 12 (1988): 59-71.

“‘Commendable Progress: Acculturation at the Cherokee Female Seminary” American Indian Quarterly 11 (Summer 1987): 187-201. 

“American Indian Burial Gravesite Desecration in Texas,” Akwesasne Notes 18 (Spg, 1986): 11.

“Ancestry Sacrificed to Greed,” TCU Daily Skiff April 24, 1985: 2.

Commentaries and Editorials:

Interview with Spezzatino Magazine “Springtime in the Ancestors’ Gardens: Native Health and Finding Comfort,” at vol. 4, 2008.

Keynote speech: “Indigenizing the Academy,” Proceedings of the 6th Annual American Indian Studies Consortium Conference, ASU “Envisioning the Future of American Indian Studies: Creating Standards for the Development of Curriculum, Research & Practice” February 100-11, 2005. Published in Wicazo Sa Review  21 (Spring 2006): 127-139.

The Short List: “My Favorite Course to Teach,” The Chronicle Review, April 8, 2005, p. B4.

Editorial Comment: “Decolonizing Our Diets By Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens,” AIQ 27: 3/4 (2003): 807-839.

Editorial Comment: “Choosing America’s Heroes and Villains: Lessons Learned From the Execution of Silon Lewis,” AIQ 29 1/2 (2005): 239-262.

Editorial Comment:  “Imparting Basic Empowering and Nation-Building Strategies in the Classroom,” AIQ 27:1/2 (Winter-Spring 2003): 459-478. Reprinted as “Overcoming Hegemony in Native Studies Programs” in Don Jacobs, ed., Unlearning the Language of Conquest (Austin: University of Texas Press).

Comment: “Activism vs. Apathy: The Price We Pay for Both,” for special issue on “Problems in the Ivory Tower,” American Indian Quarterly, 27: 1/2 (2003): 325-332.

Comment With Waziyatawin Angela Wilson: “Indigenous Scholars vs. the Status Quo,” in American Indian Quarterly26:1 (Winter 2002): 145-148.

Review commentary of “Indian Girls,” in HEArt 5:1 (Fall, 2000): 18-20

“Interview with Denise Maloney-Pictou and Deborah Maloney-Pictou” American Indian Quarterly 24:2 (2000):264-278.

“Infatuation is not enough: review of Ian Frazier’s On the Rez,” American Indian Quarterly 24:2 (Spring 2000): 283-286.