I am an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. In 1997 I was the Native American Fulbright Scholar to Canada , studying relations among the Ojibwe of Lake Superior, the Ojibwe of Manitoba, and the Metis. I spent two years at the University of Winnipeg , then three years at Washington State University before coming to Madison in 2002.
My scholarship is dedicated to my grandmother’s people, the Ojibwe of the Upper Midwest. Publications include William W. Warren: The Life, Letters and Times of an Ojibwe Leader and the new, annotated edition of Warren’s History of the Ojibway People. In 2010 I published a volume on the Chippewa Mixed-Bloods of the Treaty of 1837, All Our Relations. My most recent work has focused on the conflict between traditional Ojibwe religion and fundamental Christianity in the 19th century. The Ojibwe Journals of Edmund F. Ely, 1833-1849, will be published in fall, 2012, by the University of Nebraska Press.