Book Reviews

“The best books on U.S. Indian boarding school experiences,” Shepherd, a book recommendation list.

Review of Lindsay M. Montgomery and Chip Colwell, Objects of Survivance: A Material History of the American Indian School Experience for The Public Historian 43, no. 4 (November 2021): 132-134.


Review of Will Bagley, The Whites Want Every Thing: Indian-Mormon Relations, 1847-1877, for Journal of Mormon History 47, no. 4 (October 2021): 142-144.

whites want

Review of Darren Parry, The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History, for Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 54, no. 2 (Summer 2021): 134-137.

Bear River

Review of Klara Kelley and Harris Francis, A Diné History of Navajoland, for Journal of Arizona History 61, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 295-297.


Review of Jim Kristofic, Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School, for New Mexico Historical Review 95, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 260-261.

Medicine Women

“Hopi Trailblazers Expand Meanings of Running,” Review of Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American, for Reviews in American History 47, no. 4 (December 2019): 622-628.

Hopi runners

Review of Jacqueline Emery, Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press, for Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education, for Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education 30, no. 3 (Spring 2019): 47.

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Review of Max Mueller, Race and the Making of the Mormon People, for Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 4 (2018): 140-141.


Review of Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Susan D. Rose, eds., Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations, for Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education 29, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 43.


Review of Matthew Garrett, Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans, and the Indian Student Placement Program, for American Indian Culture and Research Journal 40, no. 4 (2016): 159-161.


Review of John R. Gram, Education at the Edge of Empire: Negotiating Pueblo Identity in New Mexico’s Indian Boarding Schools, for Ethnohistory 63, no. 4 (October 2016): 747-748.


Review of Diné Perspectives: Revitalizing and Reclaiming Navajo Thought edited by Lloyd L. Lee, for Journal of the West 54, issue 1 (Winter 2015): 94.

Review of Robert S. McPherson, Viewing the Ancestors: Perceptions of the Anaasází, Mokwič, and Hisatsinom, for Utah Historical Quarterly 83, no. 2 (Spring 2015).

Review of Robert S. McPherson, Jim Dandy, and Sarah E. Burak, Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life: The Autobiography and Teachings of Jim Dandy, for Utah Historical Quarterly 82, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 239-240.

Review of Robert S. McPherson, Dinéjí Na’nitin: Navajo Traditional Teachings and History, for Journal of the West 52, issue 1 (January 2013): 85.

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