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American Indian Culture and Research Journal: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2016)

Settler Colonialism and the Legislating of Criminality

Guest Editor: Luana Ross

In Memoriam: Patrick Wolfe (February 18, 2016) by Mishuana Goeman

Introduction by Luana Ross

Articles (click on the links below to view abstracts)


  • Freedom
    A World Without Prisons
    LeNeil Spotted Horse
  • Penitentiary Round Dance
    The Approximate Visiting Hours of Genocide
    Dawn Karima Pettigrew
  • Someday
    Michael Utzler


  • A Call for Reform: The Southern California Indian Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson. Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes and Phil Brigandi. Reviewed by Jeremiah Sladeck
  • Capture These Indians for the Lord: Indians, Methodists, and Oklahomans, 1844–1939. By Tash Smith. Reviewed by Jack M. Schultz
  • The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity. By Gregory D. Smithers. Reviewed by Marcia Haag
  • Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas. Edited by Matthew Cohen and Jeffrey Glover. Reviewed by Angela Calcaterra
  • Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and Beyond. Edited by Jack Rossen. Reviewed by Jon Parmenter
  • Endgame for Empire: British-Creek Relations in Georgia and Vicinity, 1763–1776. By John T. Juricek. Reviewed by Matthew J. Sparacio
  • From Tribute to Communal Sovereignty: The Tarascan and Caxcan Territories in Transition. Edited by Andrew Roth-Seneff, Robert V. Kemper, and Julie Adkins. Reviewed by Fernando Serrano
  • The Great Blackfoot Treaties. By Hugh A. Dempsey. Reviewed by Theresa M. Schenck
  • How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family. By Peter Nabokov. Reviewed by Nicolas G. Rosenthal
  • Indians of Southern Maryland. By Rebecca Seib and Helen C. Rountree. Reviewed by Samuel R. Cook
  • “Métis”: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood. By Chris Andersen. Reviewed by Kelly Saunders
  • Native American Whalemen and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race. By Nancy Shoemaker. Reviewed by Edward D. Melillo
  • Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality. By Chantal Fiola. Reviewed by Tricia Logan
  • Rivers, Fish, and The People: Tradition, Science, and Historical Ecology of Fisheries in the American West. Edited by Pei-Lin Yu. Reviewed by Michael H. Horn
  • The Road Back to Sweetgrass. By Linda LeGarde Grover. Reviewed by Margaret Noodin
  • Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance. By Clint Carroll. Reviewed by Robbie Ethridge
  • Sovereignty for Survival: American Energy Development and Indian Self-Determination. By James Robert Allison III. Reviewed by Andrew Curley
  • Universities and Indian Country: Case Studies in Tribal-Driven Research. Edited by Dennis K. Norman and Joseph P. Kalt. Reviewed by Karen Francis-Begay
  • Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South. By Daniel H. Usner. Reviewed by Michelene E. Pesantubbee
  • The Women’s National Indian Association: A History. Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes. Reviewed by Beth H. Piatote

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