PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH
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ARTICLES & CHAPTERS
“A ‘Loyal Countrywoman’: Rachel Caroline Eaton, Alumna of the Cherokee National Female Seminary,” in This Land Is Her Land: Gendered Activism in Oklahoma, 1870s-2010s (University of Oklahoma Press, July 2021).
“Ina Mae Ance and a Crownpoint Indian Boarding School Family,” Journal of the West 59, no. 3 (Summer 2020): 3-10.
“An Indian Boarding School Family,” Phi Kappa Phi Forum 99, no. 4 (Winter 2019): 8-11.
“Aloha in Diné Bikéyah: Mormon Hawaiians and Navajos, 1949 to 1990,” in Essays on American Indian and Mormon History edited by P. Jane Hafen and Brenden W. Rensink (University of Utah Press, 2019). Order now. Recipient of the “Best Anthology Award” by the John Whitmer Historical Association.
The essays in this book collectively illustrate how indigenous voices have been excluded from the writing of Mormon history, and how incorporating indigenous perspectives and worldviews into that narrative can offer an important corrective to historical narratives that have privileged white Mormon voices, as well as enriching interpretation of Mormon scriptures for the devout.
-Review of Essays on American Indian and Mormon History by D. Dmitri Hurlbut in Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 99
“Indigenizing Mormonisms,” Mormon Studies Review 6 (2019): 1-16.
“Intergenerational Ties: Diné Memories of the Crownpoint Boarding School during the 1960s,” New Mexico Historical Review 93, no. 4 (Fall 2018): 399-420.
“Miss Indian BYU: Contestations over the Crown and Indian Identity,” Journal of the West 52, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 10-21.
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Guest editor, “Miss Indian Pageants in the West,” Journal of the West 52, no. 3 (Summer 2013).
This article, “Miss Indian BYU: Contestation Over the Crown and Indian Identity,” examines the history and experiences of the Miss Indian BYU Pageant, which was cancelled in 2007 (but recently re-started). After being crowned as Miss Indian BYU and interviewing numerous former Miss Indian BYUs, Farina King offers key insights of the meaning and experience of Miss Indian pageants in the twentieth century.
Farina King writes about her experiences in the Miss Indian BYU Pageant of 2006 as portrayed partly in this video.
“Homeland,” in Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild, edited by Karin Anderson and Danielle Beazer Dubrasky, Salt Lake City: Torrey House Press, 2021.
Books in Progress:
“Gáamalii dóó Diné: A Memoir of Navajo Latter-day Saints,” book manuscript in preparation for review.
“Returning Home: Diné Creative Works from the Intermountain Indian School,” book manuscript co-authoring with Mike Taylor and James Swensen under contract (forthcoming Fall 2021).
Articles/Chapters in Progress:
“Voices of Indigenous Dallas-Fort Worth from Relocation to the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy,” Family & Community History (forthcoming summer 2021).
“Latter-day Saint Indigenous Perspectives on Columbus,” co-authored article to be published by Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.