American Indian Studies

Publications & Presentations

Faculty

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs

2016: Edited American Indian Women of Proud Nations: Essays on History, Language and Education (Peter Lang, 2015) with Dr. Cherry Beasley and Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus. This multidisciplinary collection of nine previously unpublished essays presents new research in three interlocking domains: tribal history with a special emphasis on Native women in the Southeast, language revitalization efforts and the narrative knowledge inherent in indigenous oral culture, and traditional educational systems in the context of the ongoing colonization of American Indian educational practices and values. This volume highlights Southeastern Indian issues and demonstrates the unique situation of women in tribes lacking (full) federal recognition or a more inclusive and multidisciplinary discussion of Native women in more than one tribal nation. Southeastern themes are linked with topics of concern by other tribal nations to show commonalities and raised awareness about the central experiences and contributions of Native women in the encounter and ongoing struggle with Euro-American systems of oppression and cultural erasure.

Dr. Jane Haladay

April, 2015: Wins award for best scholarly publication at the 2015 Native American Literature Symposium. Dr. Haladay won the Beatrice Medicine Award for best critical essay of the year on Native American literature, given by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. The article is titled "Keeping It Real: Simon Ortiz Resists 'The San Francisco Indians,'" published in Wicazo Sa Review, Volume 29, Number 2, Fall 2014, pp. 5-24.

Dr. Jay Hansford C. Vest

Books:

December, 2014: "Native American Oralcy: Interpretations of Indigenous Thought" (Vernon, BC: JCharlton Publishing, 2014). Native American Oralcy: Interpretations of Indigenous Thought is a work of criticism designed to challenge the misadventures of modernity in its divorce from the organic world.  Engaging Native American / First Nations oral traditions as they embrace an paradigm of thought that engenders accord with nature, this study challenges the creeping ideological abstractions that ensue with the mind-over-matter mentality of the Western literary paradigm.  It is an insight into the once and future wisdom essential to earth care. http://www.jcharltonpublishing.com/native-american-oralcy.html

Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journal Articles:

2017: de Rus Jacquet, Aurélie, Michael Timmers, Sin Ying Ma, Andrew Thieme, George P. McCabe, Jay Hansford C. Vest, Mary Ann Lila, and Jean-Christophe Rochet. "Lumbee traditional medicine: Neuroprotective activities of medicinal plants used to treat Parkinson's disease-related symptoms." Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2017).

2017: de Rus Jacquet, Aurélie, Mitali Arun Tambe, Sin Ying Ma, George P. McCabe, Jay Hansford C. Vest, and Jean-Christophe Rochet. "Pikuni-Blackfeet traditional medicine: Neuroprotective activities of medicinal plants used to treat Parkinson’s disease-related symptoms." Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2017).

December, 2015: Will-of-the-Land and Indigenous Thought: Wilderness, Chaos Piikani Mythology, and the Blackfeet Water Mysteries,” The Cultural and Literary Nationalism of Fourth World Literatures, an International Peer Reviewed Journal, v. 2, n. 1 (December 2015), 20-26.

2015: “Orality and Soatsaki (Feather Woman): Magical Realism in James Welch’s Fools Crow,” The Cultural and Literary Nationalism of Fourth World Literatures, an International Peer Reviewed Journal, v. 1, n. 1 (January 2015), 9-19.  https://jlfourthworldlitt.com

Conference Proceedings:

2015: "Who is an Indian?: Perspectives on Native American Identity,” Lemuel Berry, Jr., editor  (Scarborough, ME: NAAAS & Affiliates, 2015 Annual Monograph, 2015).