Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

CO-EDITORS: Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe, University of Minnesota) and Robert Warrior (Osage, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) CONTACT US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association


Volume 1, Issue 1

Spring 2014


2010 NAISA Presidential Address: Practicing Native American and Indigenous Studies
Robert Warrior


Weaving Material Objects and Political Alliances: The Chitimacha Indian Pursuit of Federal Recognition
Daniel H. Usner

Imaginary Lines: Transcending the St. Croix Legacy in the Northeast Borderlands
Rachel Bryant

American Indian Removal beyond the Removal Act
John P. Bowes


The Lost Letter of Mary Ann Battis: A Troubling Case of Gender and Race in Creek Country
Tiya Miles


Tonto as Taxidermy
Chadwick Allen

Juxtaposing Epistemologies, Inscribing Maya Poetics

Stxaj no' anima / Oración salvaje by Daniel Caño
Amy Olen

The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native American Charter School by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua,
Vanessa Anthony-Stevens 

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by
Thomas King
Maggie Walter

Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums by Amy Lonetree
Eric S. Zimmer

Dinéjí Na`nitin: Navajo Traditional Teachings and History by Robert S. McPherson
Richard T. Mace

Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930 edited by Robert Dale Parker
Michael P. Taylor

Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans by Joëlle Rostkowski
Caroline Laurent

Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney by Linda Scarangella McNenly
Katrina Phillips

Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire by Nicholas Thomas
Coll Thrush

Strong Hearts, Native Lands: The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism by Anna J. Willow
Signa A. Daum Shanks



Volume 1, Issue 2

Forthcoming in Fall 2014


The Silence of Ely S. Parker: The Emancipation Sublime and the Limits of Settler Memory
Mark Rifkin

“To bid his people rise”: Political Renewal and Spiritual Contests at Red Jacket’s Reburial
Lauren Grewe

Rethinking Participatory Research with Indigenous Peoples
Janice Cindy Gaudet

Imagine Lennon as Choctaw Code Talker: Indigenized Beatles in LeAnne Howe’s Miko Kings
Michael Snyder

SPECIAL FORUM: Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from Indigenous Studies
Introduction:  Indigeneity, Palestine, and Israel
Jean M. O’Brien and Robert Warrior

The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Eric Cheyfitz

Inter/Nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies
Steven Salaita

Response to Steven Salaita’s “Inter/Nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies”
Eric Cheyfitz

Response to Eric Cheyfitz’s “The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict”
Steven Salaita


Dickinson College Builds Carlisle Indian Industrial School Resource Center
Malinda Triller Doran

Cultural Survival in Action: Ola Cassadore Davis and the Struggle for dził nchaa si’an (Mount Graham)
Joel T. Helfrich


Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan by Mark Z. Christensen
Kelly S. McDonough

Indigeneity: Collected Essays edited by Guillermo Delgado-P. and John Brown Childs
Marie Schnitzler

Victims of Benevolence: The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School by Elizabeth Furniss
Evan J. Habkirk

Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations by Mishuana Goeman
Gina Starblanket

At the Border of Empires: The Tohono O’odham, Gender, and Assimilation, 1880-1934 by Andrae M. Marak and Laura Tuennerman
Seth Schermerhorn

Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court by Arthur J. Ray
Camie Augustus

Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science by Kim TallBear
Jessi Bardill

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond by Ann M. Axtmann
Katrina Phillips

Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience by Audrey Geyer
Kyle T. Mays


Manuscript submission guidelines can be found at:

Manuscripts should be no longer than 35 pages, double-spaced with one-inch margins and in 12-point font. Email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Native American and Indigenous Studies invites reviews of books and other materials on topics relevant to our field for publication in the journal.
Reviews should be 750-1000 words and submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. We will consider essays of greater length that review multiple books, films, or other materials on a particular topic, theme, or area.

Publishers and distributors can send materials for review consideration to:

NAIS Reviews
American Indian Studies
University of Illinois
1204 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Those interested in knowing what materials are available for review can check our Twitter feed and Facebook page: Follow us on Twitter @review4NAIS and like our page on Facebook (NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies)

Email reviews to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The NAISA Council and Editors are pleased to announce the Inaugural Editorial Board for the journal Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Kim Anderson
Wilfrid Laurier University

Kathleen Brown-Perez
University of Massachusetts

Luis Carcamo-Huechante
University of Texas

Chad Hamill
Northern Arizona University

Jolan Hsieh
National Dong Hwa University

Suzi Hutchings
University of Adelaide

Kelly McDonough
University of Texas

May-Britt Ohman
Uppsala University

Mwalim Peters
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Jacki Thompson Rand
University of Iowa

Phillip Round
University of Iowa

Maureen Trudelle Schwarz
Syracuse University

Noenoe Silva
University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Alice TePunga Somerville
University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Coll Thrush
University of British Columbia

Maggie Walter
University of Tasmania

NAIS will be published twice a year by the University of Minnesota Press, and has as its mandate a focus on publishing the best interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous Studies. It will draw on the extraordinary professional expertise of our ever-expanding membership, and will provide an intellectually rigorous and ethically engaged forum for smart, provocative, and exciting scholarship in the field. It will provide a forum for different kinds of research, intellectual traditions, and knowledge practices to be placed in conversation, where we can extend our understandings across disciplinary and epistemological boundaries and learn more about the important work going on in scores of different fields and regions.

The Co-Editors wish to encourage as many submissions as possible from NAISA membership and beyond. Anyone wishing to submit is encouraged to do so, including sitting members of any elected NAISA body (such as the Council or Nominations Committee) or members of any appointed body (such as the Editorial Board). The Co-Editors will take great care that any given issue, and each yearly volume (2 issues) will be balanced in authorship and will not over-represent NAISA officers/council/committee members/editorial board members. The occasional guest-edited special theme issue might prove the only rare exception to this policy.

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