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Research in Western American Literature: 2000-2001

Compiled by Jan Roush, Utah State University

The year 2000-2001 was a strong year for research concerning the West. In areas as diverse as dance, theater, mass communications, geography, rhetoric, architecture, and art history, scholars are expressing a lively and creative interest in the West, be it an actual, physical stance or a state of mind. The sheer number of theses and dissertations in disciplines traditionally related to western American literature guarantee a rich and fertile background for scholars to explore. A quick look at total studies over the last three years reveals just how strong this year’s research growth is:
 

Masters Level
Doctoral Level
Year 1999
Year 2000
Year 2001
Year 1999
Year 2000
Year 2001
43
68
127
188
80
310

One possibility for some of this tremendous growth concerns the fact that Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) is totally online, with many libraries, including Merrill Library at Utah State University, subscribing to the online service rather than keeping up with hard copies; hence, all of my research in this area is now done online. Given the nature of the DAI’s program, titles of theses and dissertations are crosslisted among disciplines to enhance research, bringing to light titles that otherwise might be overlooked. For example, in the past I have discovered few theses related to western American literature in DAI categories of theology, political science, law, or ancient languages. However, crosslisting reveals new connections in various disciplines, allowing a broader selection to be made. Yet enhanced research cannot completely account for the growth. I really believe that it was a strong and productive year and especially strong, I may note, in Canada, where many more titles emerged than usual.

Surveying these titles reveals that an emphasis on a multifaceted West is the major research trend this year, as it has consistently been over the past few years. The American dream, traditionally embodied by groups of White settlers moving west, has extended to include many who typically had little hope of ever succeeding in achieving it. For instance, once again Native American issues take the lead in all research topics, comprising over 150 different areas. At some distance behind but still comprising a significant proportion are titles reflecting Chicano/a or Mexican American interests. Other ethnic groups are also reflected in this multifaceted approach to research in the West; these include for the first time a number of studies concerning Japanese settlement in the West, along with German as well as Sicilian immigrants. Of interest also is a number of studies relating to Mormons in the West, enough to note a definite presence. 

This multiethnicity is reflected even in studies that focus on single authors. Of approximately thirty-eight different authors explored, seventeen represented minority groups. Though once again Willa Cather was well in the forefront of individual authors, with seventeen different theses devoted to her work, both Leslie Marmon Silko and Sandra Cisneros were not far behind. Other studies include such authors as N. Scott Momaday, Simon Ortiz, Carter Revard, D’Arcy McNickle, Americo Paredes, Rudolfo Anaya, Ana Castillo, Paula Gunn Allen, Louise Erdrich, Mourning Dove, and Zitkala-Sa, aptly illustrating this interest in diversity. Of the more traditional, so-called mainstream authors in western American literature, Mark Twain and James Fenimore Cooper received the most attention, with seven studies apiece, closely followed by Jack London. In contrast to previous years, John Steinbeck appeared only once.

As might be expected with such diversity, a number of issues examined revolve around topics like alienation, repression, revolution, isolation, identity, or displacement, as in From Revolution to Evolution: A Study in Alienation and Oppression of Mexican-American Women through Their Literature or Beyond “Obasan”? Ethnic Idealism, Victimization, and the Problem of Canonizing Japanese Canadian Literature. In addition to race, gender was also an issue, in many forms, with domesticity (Public and Private Women of Virginia City, Nevada: The Role of Domesticity as a Means of Anonymity and Attention), silence, and feminism being just a few of the key words in the titles. Land—sense of place, contested space, care for the land—was also a significant part of this year’s research, including studies of works by such environmental authors as Terry Tempest Williams, Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, and Barry Lopez. In contrast to years past, Ed Abbey was the subject of only one study while Rick Bass appeared for the first time. More traditional topics also made a comeback with several focusing on ranching, cowboys, or outlaws, as in Cowboys Crashing: The Beat Generation and the American Western Outlaw or Women of the West as Outlaws: A Study of Sylvie Fisher of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and Marian Forrester of Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady. At the same time, humor also cropped up: as a topic itself in Solemn Laughter: Humor as Subversion and Resistance in the Literature of Simon Ortiz and Carter Revard and also creatively used in such titles as Good Vibrations: Southern California Surf Culture.

All in all, it appears to have been a good year for research in western American literature, one resonant with the excitement and energy of a new century, a new millennium. Scholars in this field are exploring hitherto unidentified territory and making innovative connections in regions yet untapped—appropriately fitting, one must say, for the successors to those early pioneers who first set foot in both the geographical as well as the literary West.


[Editor’s note:
All entries in this listing have been taken from Dissertation Abstracts International. We have made no attempt to change the sentence-style capitalization of the titles to headline capitalization, the latter of which we normally use in Western American Literature. Any misspellings of names as well as any inconsistencies in format are also DAI’s.  Entries are listed by title, author, and institution.]

MA and MS Theses:
 

American Literature
 

Innocence at home: Mark Twain’s female characters and nineteenth-century culture.
                  by Anderson, Carla Shelley, MA
                  MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001

Willa Cather’s use of the male perspective in My Ántonia and A Lost Lady.
                  by Cardwell, Samantha Carmen, MA
                  CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Reading the way home: Landscape and literature in the writing of Barry Lopez.
                  by Carlson, David J., MA
                  MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

A comparison of Willa Cather’s My Ántonia and Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres.
                  by Nissila, Phyllis Marie, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001.

From revolution to evolution: A study in alienation and oppression of Mexican-American women through their literature (Estela Portillo Trambley, Sandra Cisneros, Pat Mora).
                  by Sneed, Patricia Fay, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2001.

Women in isolation: Women on the American frontier in selected works of non-fiction, fiction, and narrative (Willa Cather, Hamlin Garland).
                  by Brown, Verla, MA
                  TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Freedom as theme in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
                  by Cabiness, Linda Packard, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking: Symbol of the American nation.
                  by Dean, Sidney E., MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Displacement and its effects on the American character as evidenced in several major works by John Steinbeck.
                  by Estrada, David Joel, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH, 2000.

Chicano declarations of independence and rebellion: Echoes of 1776 (Juan N. Cortina, Gregorio Cortez).
                  by Garcia, Dan David, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE, 2000.

Between two worlds: The struggles of Latinas in Eurocentric American society in selected works of Ana Castillo, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros.
                  by Garcia, Melissa Leal, MA
                  TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - KINGSVILLE, 2000.

Willa Cather’s Ántonia: Archetypal heroine and the American dream.
                  by George, Elise Marie, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Northern paratexts: Alaska Native texts.
                  by Godes, Toni Jannette, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2000.

Solemn laughter: Humor as subversion and resistance in the literature of Simon Ortiz and Carter Revard.
                  by Halady, Jane Melinda, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

The female artist as a feminist expression (Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather).
                  by Hume, Barbara, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

How to name a desert: John C. Fremont and the literary landscape.
                  by Leeder, Kimberly Lynn, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Women of the west as outlaws: A study of Sylvie Fisher of Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and Marian Forrester of Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady.
                  by Le Roux, Rachelle, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Expanding the American literary canon: A comparative analysis of the Navajo Nightway and Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself.
                  by Lightfoot, Kody Louise, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000.

Religious and literary motifs in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy.
                  by McCage, Crystal Dawn, MA
                  TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Mark Twain’s anti-imperialist writings.
                  by McDonald, Joseph E., MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Circularity, myth, and storytelling in the short fiction of Leslie Marmon Silko.
                  by Morel, Pauline Sarah, MA
                  UNIVERSITE LAVAL (CANADA), 2000.

Trickster treats in Native American myth.
                  by O’Neal-Morrison, Heather, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Political and social criticism in the novels of Forrest Carter.
                  by Oppliger, Jeannie B., MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, 2000.

Feminine mythologies of cultural import: Women writers and narratives of deviation (Louisa May Alcott, Kate Horsley, Maxine Hong Kingston)
                  by Raffuse, Gabrielle, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE, 2000.

Aspects of alienation in Chicana feminist literature of the 1980s (Ana Castillo, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldúa).
                  by Rushing, Lynda Lee, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

A cowboy looks at reality: Mourning the loss of the American frontier and debunking the cowboy myth in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy.
                  by Spencer, Andrew Blair, MA
                  BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, 2000.
 

American Studies
 

The United States census: The racialization of Indian identity and its impact on self determination.
                  by Kline, Robyn Loretta, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Good vibrations: Southern California surf culture.
                  by Langford, Donald Matthew, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2000.
 

Archaeology
 

Spatial organization of the Chacoan outliers: Visual connections in the Red Mesa Valley (New Mexico).
                  by Dalton, Jodi Lynn, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2000.

Ritual and the individual: An analysis of Cibicue painted corrugated pottery from Grasshopper Pueblo, Arizona.
                  by Hagenbuckle, Kristen Angela, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Faunal exploitation at the Forks: 3000 B.P. to 1860 A.D. (Manitoba).
                  by Peach, Anne Kate, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Evidence of the Chumash plank canoe at CA-SBa52, Santa Barbara County, California.
                  by Rose, Suzan Faye, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2000.

Early Nuxalk masks (British Columbia).
                  by Seip, Lisa Pauline, MA
                  SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

EgPn-440: A Late Prehistoric bison pound on the northwestern plains (Alberta).
                  by Tischer, Jennifer Christine, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000.

Gold rush commercial characteristics: An examination of ‘fireproof’ storefronts and the Blood, Brother and Company mercantile in Elizabethtown, California.
                  by Lasell, Rebecca Renee, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000
 

Art History
 

Concepts of spirituality in the works of Robert Houle and Otto Rogers with special consideration to images of the land.
                  by Afnan, Nooshfar (Bianca), MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001.

Changing perspectives: Photography and First Nations identity.
                  by Cronin, J. Keri Lynn, MA
                  QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2001.

The (de)construction of ‘Indianness’ at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park (Alberta).
                  by Tomasic, Patricia Ann, MA
                  CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001.

Contextualizing staffage in nineteenth-century Canadian expeditionary photography: 1858-1890.
                  by Boisvert, Colette Elizabeth, MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Rails and ties: A comparison of late nineteenth-century images of western railways in Canada and the United States.
                  by Fournier, Martine Noelle, MA
                  CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Thomas Moran in the light and shadow of J. M. W. Turner.
                  by Fraterrigo-Fey, Gerri, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.
 

Canadian History
 

Picture this: Hudson’s Bay Company calendar images and their documentary legacy, 1913-1970.
                  by Paci, Andrea M., MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001.

‘Good families do not just happen’: Indigenous people and child welfare services in Canada, 1950-1965.
                  by Chupik-Hall, Jessa, MA
                  TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001.

Offensive history and the Good War: The internment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans in World War II.
                  by Grenon, Jeffrey Todd, MA
                  QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2001.

Manitoba Mennonite archives and Canadian Mennonite collective memory.
                  by Kroeker, Donnell Kent, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001.

The Rossville scandal, 1846: James Evans, the Cree, and a mission on trial (Manitoba).
                  by Shirritt-Beaumont, Raymond Morris, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001.

Saulteaux land use within the Interlake Region of Manitoba: 1842-1871.
                  by Belanger, Yale Deron, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Becoming Canadian. Federal-provincial Indian policy and the integration of Natives, 1945-1969: The case of Ontario.
                  by Carisse, Karl, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA (CANADA), 2000.

Restoring the restorers: The preservation of Thomas Haney House (British Columbia).
                  by Codd, Lisa S., MA
                  SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

‘An administered people’: A contextual approach to the study of bureaucracy,  records-keeping and records in the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs, 1755-1950.
                  by Hubner, Brian Edward, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Climatic risk or social progress: The historiography of ranching in southern Alberta.
                  by Oetelaar, Delilah Joy, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000.

Making Canadians: Citizenship education and the Manitoba public school curriculum, 1916-1927.
                  by Rempel, Gwen Louise, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.
 

Canadian Literature
 

‘In the greatest abundance’: Life, governance and discourses of conservation in nineteenth-century Canada (Mary Ann Shadd, Mary Rose Holden, Catharine Parr Traill).
                  by Blair, Jennifer L., MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH (CANADA), 2001.

Severed from roots: Settling culture in Sheila Watson’s novels.
                  by Betts, Gregory Brian, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2000.

Scottish influence and the construction of Canadian identity in works by Sara Jeannette Duncan, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence.
                  by Campbell, Leslie Marion, MA
                  DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Beyond ‘Obasan’? Ethnic idealism, victimization, and the problem of canonizing Japanese Canadian literature (Joy Kogawa).
                  by Day, Iyko Lisa, MA
                  DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Origin of the spaces: A Darwinian poetics of identity transformation and the long prairie poem.
                  by Lamont, Dougald Francis, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

A raven among the raintrees: The plight and recovery of native foster children in April Raintree and Keeper’N Me (Beatrice Culleton, Garnet Raven).
                  by McKenzie, Gayle Anne, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000.

‘Living words’: Tracing processes of national subject formation and racialization in Japanese Canadian life writing.
                  by Quirt, Margaret Christine, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2000.
 

Comparative Literature
 

The search for a voice: American women of color in literature and life (Alice Walker, Jessica Hagedorn, Ana Castillo, Paula Gunn Allen).
                  by Lee, Judith Ernestine, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Specific thoughts of Annie Dillard (Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant).
                  by Wahlstrom, Nancy Mercer, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.
 

Cultural Anthropology
 

Situating Aboriginal tourism as a site of negotiated representation.
                  by Gillett, Brandi Lyn, MA
                  TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001.

Interpreting Shoshone cosmology: Rock art symbolism, metaphor, and meaning.
                  by King, Helen Jean, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2001.

Iglumi Isumatait: A reinterpretation of the position of Inuit women.
                  by Rojas, Aluki, MA
                  TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2001.

Dancing the rice: Aboriginal self-government is the community reclaiming traditional cultural values (Ontario).
                  by Beaver, Arthur Ivan Wayne, MA
                  TRENT UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Rice bowls and resistance: Cultural persistence at the Manzanar War Relocation Center, California, 1942-1945.
                  by Branton, Nicole Louise, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Spirituality, holism, and healing among the Lakota Sioux: Towards an understanding of indigenous medicine.
                  by Ellerby, Jonathan H., MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Ethnobotany and land management among the Duckwater Shoshone (Nevada).
                  by George, Janice Marie, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Cultural mentoring for American Indian students: The power of the drum and Southern Plains social songs in a southern Arizona classroom.
                  by Martin, Joseph James, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Grupo Para Mamas: An ethnography of an immigrant women’s group in Houston  (Texas).
                  by Muniz, Deborah L., MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, 2000.

Indigenous cultural tourism: An examination of process and representation in Canada and Australia.
                  by Parry, Gwyneth Esther Myfanwy, MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Humour is good medicine: The Algonquin perspective on humour in their culture and of outsider constructions of Aboriginal humour.
                  by Poirier, Michelle A., MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

From advocacy to ethnology: Frank Speck and the development of early anthropological projects in Canada, 1911-1920.
                  by Pulla, Siomonn, MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

The Metis: A unique culture created by the Canadian-French explorers and the Native American woodland peoples.
                  by Rynski, Barbara Mae, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Healing the body/healing the cosmos: The role of the indigenous healer in seventeenth-century Mexico as seen in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón’s Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions That Today Live among the Indians Native to This New Spain, 1629.
                  by Seltzer-Kelly, Deborah L., MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

A conceptual framework for the development of a sustainability strategy by the Metis of northern Saskatchewan.
                  by Stanley, Lawrence William, MA
                  ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

The impact of 110 years of United States Indian policy legislation on ten aspects of reservation-based childrearing.
                  by Wilson, Betty Lee, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, 2000.

Comparing themes of polygamy in Mormon women’s public and personal writings as found in the ‘Woman’s Exponent’ and their diaries during the Edmunds Act, the Edmunds-Tucker Act, and the Manifesto.
                  by Johnson Bennion, Daniela Dorothy, MS
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.
 

Dance
 

Native American dance: A synergy of dance, drama, and religion (Hopi, Lakota, Tiwa Pueblo, Cherokee).
                  by Bannister, Denee Jaggers, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, 2000.

Victoria’s First Peoples Festival: Embodying Kwakwaka’wakw history in presentations of music and dance in public spaces (British Columbia).
                  by Harrison, Klisala Rose, MA
                  YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.
 

Fine Arts
 

Tracing the cultural memory in the Rio Grande Valley: Mexican-American dichos, proverbs interpreted through art.
                  by Rodriguez, Jennifer Michele, MFA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN, 2001.

Mother Earth Father Sky (with original artwork, installation).
                  by Peyachew, Lionel Auburn, MFA
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000.

Folklore
 

The other side of the lake: Stories of Garr Ranch residents, Antelope Island, from 1930 to 1981 (Utah).
                  by Summers, Wynne L., MS
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.
 

Geography
 

‘Land of which the savages stood in no particular need’: Dispossessing the Algonquins of South-Eastern Ontario of their lands, 1760-1930 (Joseph Whiteduck, Jr.).
                  by Huitema, Marijke Elizabeth, MA
                  QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2001.

Chicano Park: Myths, meanings, and memories.
                  by Smith, Peggy Jeanne, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2001.

The geographical settlement of California, 1848 to 1860.
                  by Hearty, A. C. S., MA
                  SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Changes in farmers’ operations in southern Saskatchewan since 1970.
                  by Indome, Alberta Ohenewaa, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA (CANADA), 2000.

Reintroducing Homo sapien’s sapiens into protected areas and nature.
                  by Martino, Diego, MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Tempered optimism: Recognising the barriers to the use of traditional ecological knowledge in Arctic Canada.
                  by Murray, David, MA
                  CARLETON UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Mortality and migration: A study of the Comstock Lode (Nevada).
                  by Baines, Elizabeth Anne, MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

The evolution of an ethnic community: Immigration of Italians to Reno (Nevada).
                  by Belaustegui, Felvia J., MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Unsettling of the West. The demise of cities in Washoe County, Nevada: 1845-1945.
                  by Fielder, Aaron Franklin, MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Forest activists and place-based collaboration for national forest management in the northwest and northern California.
                  by Madsen, Jeremy R., MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000.

Positively Fourth Street: Seven decades of change on a Reno strip (Nevada).
                  by Stewart, Michael Joseph, MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

The geography of exploration: A study in the process of physical exploration and geographical discovery.
                  by St. Onge, Joseph Clark, MS
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.
 

Linguistics
 

Rhetorical structure of a Lushootseed (Salish) narrative (Suzie Sampson Peter).
                  by Cook, Suzanne Elizabeth, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2000.

Music
 

The Native American flute.
                  by Ashmore, Renita Freeman, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Victoria’s First Peoples Festival: Embodying Kwakwaka’wakw history in presentations of music and dance in public spaces (British Columbia).
                  by Harrison, Klisala Rose, MA
                  YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Cultural mentoring for American Indian students: The power of the drum and Southern Plains social songs in a southern Arizona classroom.
                  by Martin, Joseph James, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.
 

Rhetoric and Composition
 

An allegory of reading (Jack London).
                  by Butwell, Scot Andrew, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Wounded Knee, 1973: Consummatory and instrumental functions of militant discourse (South Dakota).
                  by Melchert, Lucie Moya, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2000.
 

United States History
 

The struggle to defend Indian authority in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes region, 1763-1794.
                  by Fierst, John Timothy, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2001.

Thomas Hutchins and the Federal Frontier.
                  by Kasper, Warren Edward, MA
                  TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

From the other side of the lens: Intersections of Blackfeet economy, culture, and imagery, 1900-1930 (Montana).
                  by Kline, Shawn David, MA
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

The bishop’s second wife: The life and diary of Ellen Ricks Nibley (Utah, Mormon).
                  by Sorenson, Gerri Waters, MA
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Public and private women of Virginia City, Nevada: The role of domesticity as a means of anonymity and attention.
                  by Tilley, Christine E., MA
                  SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

The Sand Creek massacre: Genocide on the Colorado plains.
                  by Asadorian, Norma Vee, MA
                  SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT EDWARDSVILLE, 2000.

A pathway to prophethood: Joseph Smith Junior as rodsman, village seer, and Judeo-Christian prophet.
                  by Ashurst-McGee, Mark, MA
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Native Americans in social studies curriculum: An Alabama case study.
                  by Barragan, Denise Eileen, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

From settlement to resettlement: Japanese Americans in (and out of) Santa Monica, California, 1899-1960.
                  by Blakemore, Dana Lyn, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2000.

Food for thought, food for action: An historical analysis of Latter-day Saint and Seventh-day Adventist dietary laws.
                  by Bulthuis, Kyle Timothy, MA
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Mexican American Baptists’ dependency on Anglo Baptist institutions in south Texas: A case study in Bee County.
                  by Carrera, Richard, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN, 2000.

The final five months of the American Indian Wars: An analysis of the second phase of the Geronimo campaign, March 30-September 3, 1886 (Arizona, Mexico).
                  by Courtney, Bradley Glen, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Biography of James Jarvis Chandler (Mormon, Utah, Idaho).
                  by Davis, Paul Sargent, MA
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

History of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement: 1893-1993.
                  by Ellis, Gary Stephen, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Euro-Americans vs. Native Americans: A clash of cultures.
                  by Homer, William A., MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Women in the anti-Japanese movement in California, 1900-1924.
                  by Johnson, Randa-Noel, MA
                  SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Water and the transformation of a bioregion: The politics and environmental effects of increased water use in the Las Vegas Valley, 1907-1997 (Nevada).
                  by Kaup, John Thomas, MA
                  SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Spanish exploration in the North Pacific and its effect on Alaska place names.
                  by Luna, Albert Gregory, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS, 2000.

Mitigating factors of historic preservation: Change, patriotism, economics, and socio-cultural status in Placentia, California.
                  by MacAlistaire-Merwin, Kezia V., MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, 2000.

Not a sweet deal: Mexican migrant workers in the sugar beet farms of the Midwest and Mountain states, 1900-1930.
                  by Montoya, Camila, MA
                  MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘Walk across the bridge...an’ you’ll find your people’: Native Americans in Portland, Oregon, 1945-1980.
                  by Rosenthal, Nicolas Gabler, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000.

Women and westward expansion: 1840-1890.
                  by Sanchez, Rene Lynn, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO, 2000.

J. Evetts Haley: An analysis of his major historical works (Texas).
                  by Scalia, Michael C., MA
                  ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

White savages in hunting shirts: The rifleman’s costume of national identity and rebellion in the American Revolution.
                  by Smith, Byron Charles, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, 2000.

The Texas Rangers in the Mexican War.
                  by Swann, Judah, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

George Armstrong Custer and the winter campaign of 1868 (Oklahoma).
                  by Swann, Stefan, MA
                  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, DOMINGUEZ HILLS, 2000.

Die deutschen Enwanderer in Sacramento: German immigrants in Sacramento, 1850-1859 (California).
                  by Terry, Carole Cosgrove, MA
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2000.

The American Board’s single missionary women in American Indian missions, 1810-1860.
                  by Travis, Lisa Jacqueline, MA
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN, 2000.

Battle over bison: The InterTribal Bison Cooperative, the National Wildlife Federation, and the effort to save Yellowstone bison.
                  by Voggesser, Garrit A., MA
                  UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Yuma Territorial Prison: Connecting past to present (Arizona).
                  by Watkins, Maryann, MA
                  PRESCOTT COLLEGE, 2000.

‘We are all together’: Ellen Florabell Ryset Butler’s life in Idaho.
                  by Myers, Daylin Smith, MS
                 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Mountains in every direction: A place-based history of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area (Idaho).
                  by Spezio, Teresa Sabol, MS
                  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000.
 

PhD, EdD and DA Theses:
 

American Literature
 

Terry Tempest Williams: Ecofeminist, storyteller, activist.
                  by Barlow, Laurel Layton, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2000.

Money, race, and empire: Asian American literature and the emergence of United States imperialism.
                  by Bascara, Victor Deogracias-Cruz, PhD
                  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Cornelius Mathews: A study of his depiction of Native Americans in post-Jacksonian America.
                  by Cesarani, Lisa Marie, PhD
                  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Styles of the wild.
                  by Cochran, Stuart, PhD
                  CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 2000.

A history of un/saying: Silences, memory, and historiography in Asian American women’s narratives.
                  by Duncan, Patricia L., PhD
                  EMORY UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘Barriers between us’: Mulatto figures in nineteenth-century American fiction.
                  by Jackson, Cassandra, PhD
                  EMORY UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Going southwest: American humor and the rhetoric of race in modern African-American fiction and authorship.
                  by Johns, Gillian, PhD
                  TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The constitution of Asian America.
                  by Lwin, Sanda Mayzaw, PhD
                  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Roots of the American frontier hero in the “Narrative of the Capitivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.”
                  by MacNeil, Denise Mary, PhD
                  THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Attitudes of regard: Dignity, mystery, and desire in Barry Lopez, Edward Abbey, and Annie Dillard.
                  by Mallory, Kevin D., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA (CANADA), 2000.

The sunbonnet and the sombrero: Pioneer feminism and feminist pioneers in the early novels of Edna Ferber.
                  by Mulrooney, Frank P., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA, 2000.

Surviving the crossing: (Im)migration, ethnicity and gender in trans-national America (Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, Nella Larsen).
                  by Rabin, Jessica G., PhD
                  EMORY UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Resounding voices: Willa Cather’s literary braiding of Robert Louis Stevenson, James M. Barrie, and Edgar Allan Poe.
                  by Seivert, Debra J., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2000.

Domestic spheres: Home and homeland in nineteenth-century United States domestic fiction. [Considers Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins in its discussion.]
                  by Short, Gretchen Kay, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2000.

Through the negative: The relationship between the photographic image and the written word in nineteenth-century American literature (Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, Herman Melville).
                  by Williams, Megan Rowley, PhD
                  TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

1848 and the expansion of the American literary imagination. [This study examines the significance of the Mexican American War on Anglo and Mexican American literary production.]
                  by Aleman, Jesse, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 1999.

Hidden nation: Nez Perce identity and American Indian sovereignty.
                  by Johnson, Janis Ann, PhD
                  TULANE UNIVERSITY, 1999.

Envisioning American women: The roads to communal identity in novels by women of color.[Includes the works of Paula Gunn Allen, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Sandra Cisneros.]
                  by Mardberg, Maria Kristina, PhD
                  UPPSALA UNIVERSITET (SWEDEN), 1998.

Caroline M. Kirkland: A literary life.
                  by Bouma, Jana A., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2000.

Writing wilderness: Conserving, preserving, and inhabiting the land in nineteenth-century American literature.
                  by Brault, Robert Joseph, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Modern time and the romantic historical imagination in nineteenth-century American literature (Catharine Beecher, George Bancroft, William Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Emma Willard).
                  by Allen, Thomas Michael, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

The art of truth: The architecture of 19th-century American allegory (Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville).
                  by Bennett, Gary Brian, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2000.

‘Reforming’ the native: Frontier activism and women’s autobiography in the Progressive Era (Elaine Goodale Eastman, Mary Ellicott Arnold, Mabel Reed, Mary Austin, Zitkala-Sa).
                  by Burgess, Maureen Alana, PhD
                  THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Constructing community: Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century women’s regionalist writing (Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Cary, Sui Sin Far, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mary Austin).
                  by Collins-Friedrichs, Jennifer Lee, PhD
                  THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Liquor and learning: Temperance and education in Lydia Sigourney, David Belasco, and Willa Cather.
                  by DeFoe, Gerard Francis, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, 2000.

Wilderness and Wall Street: Privilege, community, and restraint in literature of the New York frontier. [Reconsiders the role of literature in promoting frontier individualism at the expense of frontier community.]
                  by D’Errico, Jon Mark, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2000.

Crossings: Conflicting voices in Cormac McCarthy’s border trilogy.
                  by Hada, Kenneth Eugene, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000.

Heaven and earth: The integration of faith and science in American nature writing. [Examines        works by Annie Dillard, Rick Bass, John Hay, and Terry Tempest Williams, among others.]
                  by Hunt, Richard G., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Miming that matters: Feminist refigurations of dominant discourses in five United States women’s memoirs (Mary Austin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Kim Barnes, Leslie Marmon Silko, Mary Clearman Blew).
                  by Love, Jennifer Mary, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Invocations of battle: The literary nationalisms of the war between the United States and Mexico, 1846-1848 (William H. Prescott, Charles E. Averill, James Russell Lowell, Guillermo Prieto, Nicolas Pizarro).
                  by Rodriguez, Jaime Javier, PhD
                  HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The American dream in literature: Women and ethnics need not apply.
                  by Todd, Diane M., PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2000.

Rewriting the inescapable myth: Remembering to forget in American literature (Ernest Renan, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway, Toni Morrison).
                  by Tellefsen, Blythe Ann, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 1998.

All in the family: Gary Snyder’s poetics of reinhabitation.
                  by Arnold, Delmar Wilson, Jr., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000.

Writing from the fields: Dust Bowl Okie literature (Oklahoma).
                  by Jennings, Melanie Suzanne, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

Border stories: Race, space, and captivity in early national fiction (Mary Rowlandson, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Lydia Maria Child).
                  by Kuske, Laura Eileen, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.

American nonfoundationalism’s triple play: Emerson to Twain to Pynchon (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Thomas Pynchon).
                  by Millard, William Baird, PhD
                  RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - NEW BRUNSWICK,
                  2000.

The return of the native repressed: Indian presence in early American literature (Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Henry David Thoreau, William Apess).
                  by Moon, Randall Brent, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2000.

Ecologies of knowledge: Narrative ecology in contemporary American fiction.
                  by Strecker, William, III, PhD
                  BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Reading the marketplace: The culture of the book in nineteenth-century America. [Includes a         consideration of Mark Twain’s works.]
                  by Wadsworth, Sarah Ann, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Keep these words until the stones melt: Language, ecology, war and the written land in nineteenth century United States-Indian relations.
                  by Kalter, Susan Mary, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 1999.

The literary West: Imagining America from Turner to Fitzgerald (Frederick Jackson Turner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zane Grey, Willa Cather).
                  by Handley, William Ross, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 1997.

Contextualizing Cormac McCarthy’s ‘Border Trilogy’: An annotative approach.
                  by Bell, James Luther, PhD
                  TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘I give you back’: Memory, language, and transformation in Joy Harjo’s poetry.
                  by Gould, Janice May, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Writing Guadalupe: Mediacion and (mis)translation in borderland text(o)s (José Antonio Villareal, Raymond Barrio, Rudolfo Anaya, Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldúa).
                  by Olin-Shanahan, Jenny T., PhD
                  MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The ground sense necessary: Mining the domestic in Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry.
                  by Schlueter, Luke Cyril, PhD
                  KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘When the old time go’: Historical trauma as family narrative in Faulkner, Rhys, Erdrich, and Morrison (William Faulkner, Jean Rhys, Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison).
                  by Ubois, Lynette Marie, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

‘Landscapes of healing: The sick self and ecological communities in recent American prose.
                  by Berry, Kenneth Wesley, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, 2000.

Intimate reverberations’: Representations of the woman reading in nineteenth-century American women’s texts.
                  by Hayward, Dawn Leslie, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 1999.

Villainous vagrants, hard-travelin’ hoboes, and sisters of the road: The figure of the tramp in American literature, 1873-1939. [Includes a discussion of Jack London’s work.]
                  by Photinos, Christie Elizabeth, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

‘True statements’: Women’s narratives of the American frontier experience.
                  by Stefani, Victoria Lee, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Seeking refuge: Western American women writers of the Cold War Era, 1949-1994.
                  by Turner, Anne Marie, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

The white man’s bomb: Race and nuclear apocalypse narrative in American culture. [Includes        discussions of Jack London and Leslie Marmon Silko.]
                  by Sharp, Patrick Berton, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 1999.

Jewels in net: The American Buddhist poetics of Gary Snyder.
                  by Bartlett, Karen Joy, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2000.

Sentiment, manhood, and the legitimation of American expansion, 1820-1860.
                  by Castellanos, Maria Susana, PhD
                  BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2000.

A manly art? Masculinity and aesthetics in American literary naturalism (Stephen Crane, Frank Norris, Jack London, Edith Wharton, James Weldon Johnson).
                  by Dudley, John Edward Alexander, PhD
                  TULANE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Working it out: Domesticity, space, and self-representation in women’s autobiographical writing, 1868-1914.
                  by Dykstra, Natalie Anne, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

Subjectifying entities/emerging subjectivities in Chicana literature through the literary production of Demetria Martinez and Norma Elia Cantu: Madres, comadres, madrinas, ninas madres, tias, abuelas y solteronas.
                  by Gutierrez Muhs, Gabriella Favela, PhD
                  STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Border literatures in twentieth-century American literature: Retheorizing spaces of betweenness. [Includes discussion of Cormac McCarthy.]
                  by Hickman, Trenton Larry, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, 2000.

Puritan imperialisms: The limits of identity and the Indian missions of Massachusetts Bay.
                  by Jalalzai, Zubeda, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2000.

Grounds for fiction: Making space for local community in United States literary regionalism, 1885-1940 (Hamlin Garland, Abraham Cahan, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston).
                  by Joseph, Philip, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2000.

Ungrounded embodiment: Lesbian desire, landscape, and communal vision in works by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Willa Cather.
                  by Kriete, Lucinda Marie, PhD
                  WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘Most inhuman barbarities’: A rhetorical analysis and codification of images of Native Americans in select nineteenth-century informational texts written for children.
                  by Mercer, Gayle Marie, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Records of degradation: The functions of the Indian captivity genre, 1682-1871.
                  by Schultz, Richard Hugh, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, 2000.

Catching the Native dreams: Interpreting American Indian dream stories.
                  by Sharma, Anand, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2000.

‘Speaking a word for nature’: The ethical rhetoric of American nature writing.
                  by Sumner, David Thomas, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000.

Red and white and blue: Whiteness and identity in American Indian fiction.
                  by Andrews, Scott David, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2000.

People-as-garbage: A metaphor we live by. Storytelling as composting in six novels: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony, Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres, and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina.
                  by Brown, Cecily Francesca, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Cowboys crashing: The Beat Generation and the American Western outlaw.
                  by Hemmer, Kurt Richard, PhD
                  WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Uniting states: Narration, space, and nation in four nineteenth-century American travel novels (Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William A. Caruthers, Herman Melville, Mark Twain).
                  by Hurt, Matthew Joseph, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, 2000.

The romance of authenticity: Representing regions and ethnicities in the South and Southwest (William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Ernest Gaines, Rolando Hinojosa, Leslie Marmon Silko).
                  by Karem, Frederick Jeffrey, PhD
                  YALE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Devouring words: Eating and feeding in selected fiction of Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather.
                  by Pogue, Laura Lyn Bearrie, PhD
                  BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, 2000

The art that will not die: The story-telling of Greg Sarris and Thomas King.
                  by Mackie, Mary Margaret, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2001

Institutions of self: Law, colonialism, and autobiography in nineteenth-century America.
                  by Carlson, David Jeffrey, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2000

(Un)veiling American imperialism: The co-contextualization of early twentieth-century Jewish American and Native American literature (Mary Antin, Anzia Yezierska, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-Sa).
                  by Chiarello, Barbara, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000

Liberating domesticity: The American road narrative in film and fiction.
                  by Elliot, Lyn Elizabeth, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000.

Embodying the public sphere: The Mexican question and elite Mexican American literary and political culture at the turn of the century.
                  by Rivera, John-Michael, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

The West that ever was: The argument with cultural gender expectations in Larry McMurtry’s Old West novels.
                  by Rudloff, Lynnora Holleman, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Migrant subjects: Race, labor, and insurgency in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.
                  by Schmidt Camacho, Alicia Renee, PhD
                  STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Harper’s Indians: Representing Native America in popular magazine culture, 1893-1922.
                  by Allred, Christine Edwards, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001.

Américo Paredes’ concept of performance and the cultural legacy of the American Southwest.
                  by Lopez-Morin, Jose Rosbel, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001.

The evolving self: Postmodern coming-of-age novels by women writing in the United States. [Includes a discussion of Cisneros’s House on Mango Street.]
                  by Rose, Karen L., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001.

Within the realm of possibility: Magic and mediation in Native American and Chicano/a literature.
                  by Baria, Amy Greenwood, PhD
                  LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL
                  COLLEGE, 2000.

From primeval forest to machine in the garden: Narratives of nature in the Old Northwest.
                  by Hogue, Beverly Jean, PhD
                  BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Migrant modernities: Historical and generic movement in fiction by African Americans and Native Americans in the early twentieth century (Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Mourning Dove, D’Arcy McNickle).
                  by Kent, Alicia Adele, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

Loving the mother: Feminine spiritual spaces in the writings of Ana Castillo, Denise Chavez, Tina DeRosa, and Carole Maso.
                  by Lanza, Carmela Delia, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Leaving ‘home’: Travel and the politics of literacy in United States women’s fiction and autobiography, 1898--1988 (Kate Drumgoold, Zitkala-Sa, Anzia Yezierska, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Lee Smith).
                  by Wright, Elizabeth Jane, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Native American autobiography: Voices of resistance.
                  by Carsten Wentz, Cynthia, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

The gentleman in the garden: The influential landscape in the works of James Fenimore Cooper.
                  by Newman, Russell T., PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2001.

Cultural intermarriage in southern Appalachia Cherokee elements in four selected novels by Lee Smith.
                  by Prajznerova, Katerina, PhD
                  BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, 2001.

The autobiography of Mike Burns, Yavapai Apache.
                  by Rockwell, Susan L., PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

The princess and the prostitute: A study of eighteenth-century representations of Native American women.
                  by Russell, Elizabeth Abigail Dillard, PhD
                  AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Women farmers in early twentieth century American fiction: Gates, Cather, Glasgow, Ferber, and Hurston (Eleanor Gates, Willa Cather, Edna Ferber, Ellen Glasgow, Zora Neale Hurston).
                  by Werden, Douglas William, PhD
                  FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Reading and character growth in selected novels of Willa Cather: Texts and subtexts.
                  by Boyle, Karen Echard, PhD
                  KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Racing west: Frontier ideology and race in United States homesteading literature (Willa Cather, Ole Edvaard Rolvaag, Oscar Micheaux, Charles Eastman, Winnifred Eaton).
                  by Eddy, Sara Ann, PhD
                  TUFTS UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Real Americans: Immigration into modernity, 1900-1920 (Henry James, Willa Cather, Mary Antin, Abraham Cahan).
                  by Elahi, Babak, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 2001.

Narratives of loss, loss of narrative: Crises of representation in twentieth-century fiction. [Includes a discussion of Silko.]
                  by Silbergleid, Robin Paula, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Cross roads: Native American writers confront Christianity.
                  by Waters, Richard K., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Writing the Western home: Domestic ideology in women’s literature of the American West (Caroline Kirkland, Willa Cather, Toni Morrison, Marilynne Robinson).
                  by Adamcyk, Valerie Therese, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 2001.

How the other half lives: Representations of homelessness in American literature (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horatio Alger, Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Meridel Le Sueur).
                  by Allen, John Norbert, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MILWAUKEE, 2001.

Nature writing as experience: Pragmatist literary ecology and twentieth-century American nature writing.
                  by Browne, Cornelius William, PhD
                  OHIO UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Reinventing selves: The performance of assimilation in immigrant women’s fiction (Anzia Yezierska, Julia Alvarez, Maxine Hong Kingston, Edwidge Danticat).
                  by Friedman, Natalie Joy, PhD
                  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2001.

A wasteland fortunes’: History, destiny, and cultural frontiers in American literature.
                  by Gwinner, Donovan R., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2001

Writing America: Race, gender, and nationalism in American frontier fiction (James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, William Gilmore Simms, Robert Montgomery Bird).
                 by McCrea, Margaret McGlone, PhD
                  CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 2001.

The original in ourselves’: Native American women writers and the construction of Indian women’s identity.
                  by Penner, Andrea Millenson, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Answering the western: The frontier myth in American Indian fiction (Leslie Marmon Silko, N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, Mourning Dove).
                  by Sarvé-Gorham, Kristan, PhD
                  EMORY UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Sexing Aztlán: Subjectivity, desire, and the challenge of racialized sexuality in Chicana/o literature (Cherrie Moraga, Richard Rodriguez, Ana Castillo, Américo Paredes).
                  by Soto, Sandra Kay, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001.
 

American Studies
 

Mark Twain: A muse for Generation X.
                  by Fowler, Gregory W., PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2000.

The flatland factor: A visual history of the Llano Estacado, 1890-1990 (Texas).
                  by Robinson, Scott Elmon, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000.

Telling stories about Mormons and Indians.
                  by Taylor, Lori Elaine, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO, 2000.

Indian style: Primitivism, nationalism, and cultural sovereignty in twentieth-century American art.
                  by Anthes, William Louis, Jr., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Santos de Santa Fe: Mediators of family and faith, culture and place.
                  by Moore, Patricia Elaine, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Erosion, extraction, reciprocation: An ethno/environmental history of the Navajo Nation’s ponderosa pine forests.
                  by Pynes, Patrick Gordon, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

The American Indian Movement: The potential of a counter narrative.
                  by Segal, Michaly Dror, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 2000.

‘Indian-made’: Sovereignty and the work of identification.
                  by Barker, Joanne Marie, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2000.

The captivated self: Hybridity, the carnivalesque, and the cultural labor of subject formation in three American captivities.
                  by Dickinson, Philip A., PhD
                  BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘Our Japanese citizens:’ A study of race, class, and ethnicity in three Japanese American communities in Santa Barbara County, 1900-1960.
                  by Haldan, Kent Edward, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

Rehabilitating the native: Hawaiian blood quantum and the politics of race, citizenship, and entitlement.
                  by Kauanui, Josette Kehaulani, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2000.

Empowering the sense of place: Regional detection fiction elevates non-urban American culture.
                  by Montague, Diana M., PhD
                  BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The pachuca in Chicana/o art, literature and history: Reexamining nation, cultural nationalism, and resistance.
                  by Ramirez, Catherine Sue, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

Threads of bondage: Chesapeake slave women and plantation cloth production, 1750-1850 (Maryland, Virginia).
                  by Allen, Gloria Seaman, PhD
                  THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Inheriting the land: Defining place in southern California from the Mexican American War to the Plan Espiritual de Aztlan.
                  by Lint-Sagarena, Roberto Ramon, PhD
                  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Where have all the cowboys gone? The birth, rise, and demise of the American mythological hero.
                  by Hawes, David Paul, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, 2000.

‘Bone of my bone’: Stories of a Black-Cherokee family, 1790-1866.
                  by Miles, Tiya Alicia, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

‘Here is a cabinet of great curiosities’: Collecting the past on the American frontier.
                  by Padnos, Theo, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 2000.

A testament to tenacity: Cultural persistence in the letters and speeches of Eastern Band Cherokee women.
                  by Carney, Virginia Moore, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2000.

Oscar Micheaux as social reformer: Propaganda in early Black films.
                  by Jebo, Jacqueline Stringer, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000.

Language for the land: The prairie park debate (Kansas).
                  by Attebury, Jean Ellen, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

Indian identity and cultural renewal: A case study of the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri.
                  by Heck, Suzanne, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

Negotiated representations: Pueblo artists and culture (New Mexico).
                  by Chavez, Cynthia L., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Breaking into the borderlands: Double consciousness, Latina and Latino misplacements.
                  by Milian, Claudia, PhD
                  BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Homesickness: Untold stories of New Mexican women and multiculturalism, 1930-1965.
                  by Reed, Maureen Elizabeth, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001.
 

Archaeology
 

The Coos and Coquille: A Northwest Coast historical anthropology (Oregon).
                  by Tveskov, Mark Axel, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 2000.

Folsom technological and socioeconomic strategies: Views from Stewart’s Cattle Guard and the Upper Rio Grande Basin, Colorado.
                  by Jodry, Margaret Ann Brierty, PhD
                  THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, 1999.

The social economy of a prehistoric Northwest Coast plankhouse.
                  by Grier, Colin Foster, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Colonial worlds, indigenous practices: The archaeology of labor on a nineteenth-century California rancho.
                  by Silliman, Stephen Walter, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

Gender relations and socio-economic change in Russian America: An archaeological study of the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska, 1741-1867 A.D.
                  by Woodhouse-Beyer, Katharine Elizabeth, PhD
                  BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Archaeological investigations at the Spanish colonial mission of Espiritu Santo de Zuniga (41VT11), Victoria County, Texas.
                  by Walter, Tamra Lynn, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.
 

Architecture
 

The morning star: It is bright. Tawennawetah teyohswathe: Traditional ways of knowing and cultural responsibility. A prayer for recovery and a spiritual explanation of the process for receiving duties on behalf of oneself and all the people.
                  by Woodworth, William Vernon, PhD
                  CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES, 2001.

 Professional pursuits: Career opportunities for women in the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
                  by Zipf, Catherine Welcome, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, 2001.

 On the ground in Oakland: Women and institution building in an industrial city  (California).
                  by Gutman, Marta Ruth, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

 Gendering the spaces of modernity: Women and public space in San Francisco, 1890-1915 (California).
                  by Sewell, Jessica Ellen, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.
 

Art History 
 

 Indian style: Primitivism, nationalism, and cultural sovereignty in twentieth-century American art
                  by Anthes, William Louis, Jr., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Santos de Santa Fe: Mediators of family and faith, culture and place
                  by Moore, Patricia Elaine, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

 Forms of belonging, forms of difference: Art, ethnicity, and stratifications of culture in contemporary Santa Fe (New Mexico).
                  by Rosenstein, Carole Elizabeth, PhD
                  BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Painting the American Indian at the turn of the century: Joseph Henry Sharp and his patrons, William H. Holmes, Phoebe A. Hearst, and Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
                  by Watkins, Marie A., PhD
                  THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Robert Henri and the American Southwest: His work and influence (New Mexico).
                  by Leeds, Valerie Ann, PhD
                  CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, 2000.

Meaning and function in Cheyenne and Arapaho tipis.
                  by Santina, Adrianne Alexandra, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Constituting the Indian/female body in Mexican painting, cinema, and visual culture, 1900-1950.
                  by Zavala, Adriana, PhD
                  BROWN UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Paradigms of collecting from ethnography to documenting the individual artists: Grace Nicholson and the art history of Native Northwestern California basketry during the Arts and Crafts period, 1880-1930.
                  by Cadge, Catie Anne, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA (CANADA), 2001.

California Chicana collectives and the development of a liberatory artistic praxis in America.
                  by Huacuja Pearson, Judith L., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.
 

Canadian History
 

Who controls the hunt? Ontario’s Game Act, the Canadian government and the Ojibwa, 1800-1940.
                  by Calverley, David, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA (CANADA), 1999.

Claiming the land: Indians, goldseekers, and the rush to British Columbia.
                  by Marshall, Daniel Patrick, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2000.

The captors’ narrative: Catholic women and their Puritan men on the early North American frontier, 1653-1760.
                  by Foster, William Henry, III, PhD
                  CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2000.

After Delgamuukw: Aboriginal oral tradition as evidence in aboriginal rights and title litigation.
                  by Simpkins, Maureen Ann, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2000.

Native sons of Rupert’s Land 1760 to the 1860s.
                  by Fuchs, Denise, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Winning the war, winning the peace: The image of the ‘Indian’ in English-Canada, 1930-1948.
                  by Sheffield, Robert Scott, PhD
                  WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.

Anglican missionaries and governing the self: An encounter with Aboriginal peoples in Western Canada, 1820-1865.
                  by Peikoff, Tannis Mara, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA (CANADA), 2000.

Rural youth in transition: Growing up in Williams Lake, British Columbia, 1945-1975.
                  by Arruda, Antonio Filomeno, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2000.

Bootlegging and the borderlands: Canadians, Americans, and the Prohibition-era Northwest.
                  by Moore, Stephen Timothy, PhD
                  THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, 2000.

‘Trucking and trading with outsiders’: Blood Indian reserve integration into the southern Alberta economic environment, 1884-1939. A case of shared neighbourhoods.
                  by Regular, William Keith, PhD
                  MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND (CANADA), 1999.
 

Canadian Literature
 

Gendered discourse and subjectivity in travel writing by Canadian women.
                  by Heaps, Denise Adele, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2000.

Reflections on the coming of history: Revisiting the makings of a ‘Chinese Canadian’ identity and community.
                  by Koh, Karlyn Y-Mae, PhD
                  SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 1999.

Displacement and self-representation: Theorizing contemporary Canadian biotexts.
                  by Saul, Joanne Elizabeth, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 2000.

Space and identity formation in twentieth-century Canadian realist novels: Recasting regionalism within Canadian literary studies.
                  by Chalykoff, Lisa Ann, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 2000.

Conducting selves: Race and government in Canadian settler women’s narratives (Anna Jameson, Theresa Gowanlock, Theresa Delaney, Emily Murphy).
                  by Henderson, Jennifer Anne, PhD
                  YORK UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 2000.
 

Cinema
 

Liberating domesticity: The American road narrative in film and fiction.
                  by Elliot, Lyn Elizabeth, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000.

Angles of vision: N. Scott Momaday, the Native American renaissance, and effect on American identity.
                  by Hostetler, Phyllis Karen, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.

New ethnicities on the edge of time: Asian American visual media.
                  by Mimura, Glen Masato, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, 2000.
 

Comparative Literature
 

Fields of wry: Serious laughter, humour, and nation in nineteenth- and twentieth-century English-Canadian and American Fiction.
                  by Andrews, Jennifer Courtney Elizabeth, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO (CANADA), 1998.

American eyes: Negotiation and culture in nineteenth-century travel narratives in the Americas.
                  by Cabanas Enriquez, Miguel Angel, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, 2000.

A feminism of their own: Escritoras mexicanas, Chicana writers and autochthonous feminisms.
                  by Calvin, Ritchie Lee, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, 2000.

Mothers and daughters in Morrison, Tan, Marshall, and Kincaid.
                  by Chen, Shu-ling, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.

Storied voices in Native American texts: Harry Robinson, Thomas King, James Welch, and Leslie Marmon Silko.
                  by Chester, Blanca Schorcht, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA), 1999.

Native speakers: Locating early expressions of United States third world feminist discourse. A comparative analysis on the ethnographic and literary writing of Ella Cara Deloria and Jovita Gonzalez.
                  by Cotera, Maria Eugenia, PhD
                  STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Becoming outsider: The Cold War, masculinity, and the Beat Generation.
                  by Falla, Jeffery Bjorn, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

Repositioning twentieth-century migrant women: Gender and nation in literary transnationalism (Mary Austin, Judith Ortiz Cofer, May Opitz, Yezierska, Anzia, Puerto Rico, Sheila Mysorekar, Germany).
                  by Faymonville, Carmen, PhD
                  LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2000.

Creating a usable past: history in contemporary inter-American women’s fiction (Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Canada, United States).
                  by Giacoppe, Monika Frances, PhD
                  PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The social construction of female selves in the fiction of Li Ang, Wang Anyi, and Amy Tan (Taiwan, China).
                  by Huang, Shu-ying, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 1999.

The production of white space: Adventures as spatial practice in Cooper, Richardson, and Boldrewood (James Fenimore Cooper, Major John Richardson, Ralph Boldrewood).
                  by Ivison, Douglas, PhD
                  UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTREAL (CANADA), 2000.

“Analyze if you wish, but listen”: Aboriginal women’s lifestorytelling in Canada and Australia and the politics of gender, nation, aboriginality, and anti-racism.
                  by Kelly, Jennifer Gail, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (CANADA), 2000.

Haunted cartographies: Ghostly figures and contemporary epic in the Americas. [Includes a discussion of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead.]
                  by Lorenz, Johnny Anderson, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Antonine Maillet and Louise Erdrich: Their counternarratives re/member the past.
                  by Lyons-Chase, Rosemary, DA
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, 2000.

From Spanish stage to California vineyards: The survival of the resilient simpleton.
                  by Mendez Montesinos, Delia Leticia, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Within two worlds: A case for intra-American literature. [Considers Sandra Cisneros, Cristina García, Cormac McCarthy, Carlos Fuentes, and Isabel Allende as part of the study.]
                  by Metherd, Mary Swift, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Ethnopolitical representation of indigenous peoples: Comparative perspectives of the Americas (Spain, Peru). [Includes a discussion of Leslie Marmon Silko.]
                  by Murphy, Peter Gregory, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, 2000.

Frontier narratives, diasporic trajectories, and border cultures of the literatures of the Americas.
                  by Muthyala, John Sumanth, PhD
                  LOYOLA UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 2001.

Translating the foreign in multicultural literatures. [Includes an application to Simon Ortiz, among others.].
                  by Pagan, Darlene Marie, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS, 2000.

Cormac McCarthy at home and abroad: Translation, reception, interpretation.
                  by Prince, Lynn Alison, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 2000.

The alter-native: Other native and/or alternative literary and cultural representations of Pearl S. Buck, Eileen Chang, and Amy Tan (China).
                  by Wu, Meiling, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 2000.
 

Cultural Anthropology
 

Co-management in a landscape of resistance: Resource conflicts and decentralized wildlife management in rural Alaska.
                  by Spaeder, Joseph John, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2000.

Kumeyaay basketry: Resource management as an economic strategy.
                  by Dozier, Deborah Susan Wenzel, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE, 2000.

Ethnic places, gendered spaces: The expressive constitution of Yaqui identities.
                  by Erickson, Kirstin Christenson, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

‘This is my second home’: The Native American Vendors Program of the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
                  by Hoerig, Karl Alfred, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, 2000.

Blackfoot ceremony: A qualitative study of learning (Montana, Alberta).
                  by Pepion, Donald Duane, EdD
                  MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1999.

Indigenous mathematics of Native North Americans: A sourcebook for educators.
                  by DeCesare, Richard Patrick, EdD
                  COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE, 2000.

Forms of belonging, forms of difference: Art, ethnicity, and stratifications of culture in contemporary Santa Fe (New Mexico).
                  by Rosenstein, Carole Elizabeth, PhD
                  BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Ideologies of Indianness in New Mexico, 1692-1820: Personhood and identity in the colonial encounter.
                  by Brown, Tracy Lynn, PhD
                  DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The Navajos and nature: Changing world and changing self.
                  by King, Beth Ellen, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, 2000.

Youth-in-the-States: The Mvskoke Indian nation’s nineteenth-century higher education program (Oklahoma).
                  by Alexander-Starr, Myra Lois, PhD
                  THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The Battle of the Little Bighorn: A study in culture, history, and the construction of identity (Montana).
                  by Buchholtz, Debra Ann, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 2000.

An investigation of creativity among the Kootenai Indian nation of the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Montana).
                  by Frank, Elaine Lynn, EdD
                  UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, 2000.

Indian identity within the Indian community in northeast Oklahoma.
                  by Neal, Beverly Ellen, PhD
                  THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Ceremony in miniature: Kiowa oral storytelling and narrative event.
                  by Palmer, Gus, Jr., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2001.

The returner: A First Nations autobiographical study. Understanding the causes of First Nations language decline and extinction from the perspective of a First Nations language worker.
                  by Kelly, John Medicine Horse, EdD
                  OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

It’s the time of the women: Conversations about the spiritual conflicts presented in NAGPRA (Maria Pearson, Pemina Yellow Bird, Elizabeth Black Owl, Ramona Peters).
                  by Elliott, Gabrielle Ann Scott, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2000.

Development of Hispanic self-identity in Santa Fe: Self-defined versus other-defined cultural identity in a tourist town (New Mexico).
                  by Lovato, Andrew Leo, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Toward a post-colonial ecology: Native Americans & environmental restoration.
                  by Nelson, Melissa Kaye, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, 2000.

he Enola Hill controversy: Deconstructing an American Indian sacred site (Oregon).
                  by Occhipinti, Frank Daniel, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2000.

‘There’s life and then there’s school’: School and community as contradictory contexts for Inuit self/knowledge (Nunavut).
                  by Douglas, Anne S., PhD
                  MCGILL UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 1999.

Development ethics and the Canadian north: A case study analysis of the Churchill-Nelson Rivers hydro diversion project (Manitoba).
                  by Friesen, Wilbert James, PhD
                  MCGILL UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 1999.

‘Our songs are alive’: Traditional Diné leaders and a pedagogy of possibility for Dine education.
                  by McCauley, Elizabeth Ann, EdD
                  NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Mountain Spirits: Embodying the sacred in Mescalero Apache tradition.
                  by Ball, Martin W., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.

Teachings from Cree elders: A grounded theory study of indigenous leadership.
                  by Makokis, Leona Josephine, EdD
                  UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, 2001.

Lifeweaving: Towards a metaphysics of cultural identity (Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, N. Scott Momaday).
                  by McCutchen, Calvin Kenneth, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2001.

Yuuyaraq (The way of the human being): Yupiaq voices in the transmission of religious and cultural knowledge.
                  by Charles, George Paul, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.
 

Folklore
 

A disarming laughter: The role of humor in tribal cultures. An examination of humor in contemporary Native American literature and art.
                  by Emmons, Sally L. A., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2000.

Coming to life: Native American cultural renewal and emerging identity in Michigan Ojibwe narratives and in Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife (Louise Erdrich).
                  by Magoulick, Mary, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Choctaw prophecy: A legacy of the future.
                  by Mould, Tom, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001.

A comparative analysis of Matachines music and its history and dispersion in the American Southwest.
                  by Stephenson, Claude D., III, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.
 

Geography
 

Early settlement of a frontier community: The Platte Purchase, 1836-1850 (Missouri).
                  by Combs, H. Jason, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - LINCOLN, 2000.

The shaping of a Creek (Muscogee) homeland in Indian territory, 1828-1907.
                  by Hurt, Douglas A., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2000.

Contested spaces: Representing borders and immigrant identities between the United States and Mexico.
                  by Mains, Susan Pamela, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2000.

Imaging the Plains: Photographs, photograph albums, and the Great Plains landscape, 1890-1930.
                  by Dando, Christina E., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

A domesticated landscape: Native American plant cultivation on the northwest coast of North America (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska).
                  by Deur, Douglas Eugene, PhD
                  LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL
                  COLLEGE, 2000.

Public lands, community, and the politics of place: Exploring collaborative resource management in southern Colorado.
                  by Wilson, Randall Kent, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000.

‘Thrilling and marvellous experiences’: Place and subjectivity in Canadian climbing narratives, 1885-1925.
                  by Kelly, Caralyn Jane, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO (CANADA), 2000.

A portrait of peaks and pilgrimage: Who climbs? (Colorado).
                  by Tobin, Dennis, PhD
                  KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The role of mother Earth in shaping the health of Anishinabek: A geographical exploration of culture, health, and place.
                  by Wilson, Kathleen Joan, PhD
                  QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON (CANADA), 2001.

Prince Maximilian’s America: The narrated landscapes of a German explorer and naturalist (Maximilian, Prinz von Wied).
                  by Noll, Michael Gottfried, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

Community, cows, and conservation: The Nature Conservancy in Colorado’s Yampa Valley.
                  by Pike, Elizabeth Joan, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 2001.
 

Journalism
 

Postcards from the war: A rhetorical analysis of authorship and audience in Martha Gellhorns’ war-torn travel writing.
                  by Hinton, Marcie Lynn, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, 2000.
 

Mass Communication
 

Mexican Americans, mass media, and cultural citizenship: Cultural affirmation and consumer alienation in San Antonio, Texas.
                  by Mayer, Vicki Alexis, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

Mexican telenovelas and Latina teenagers’ understanding of romantic relationships: A reception analysis.
                  by Moran, Kristin Clare Engstrand, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.
 

Modern Literature
 

Alien language: Indian words. Mediation and representation in American Indian contemporary fiction.
                  by Ruff, Karen Sue Cooney, DA
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, 2000.

The unbreakable bond: Absent/present mothers and daughters in the fiction of Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, Amy Tan, and Daphne Merkin.
                  by Ghosh, Nabanita, PhD
                  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 2000.

Images against the sun: The monument in Willa Cather.
                  by Butler, Carol Ann, PhD
                  KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

La parole noire en traduction francaise: Le cas de ‘Huckleberry Finn’ (French text, Mark Twain).
                  by Lavoie, Judith, PhD
                  MCGILL UNIVERSITY (CANADA), 1999.
 

Music
 

Japanese American musical culture in southern California: Its formation and transformation in the twentieth century
                  by Waseda, Minako, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.

The history of vaudeville theater in early Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1889-1930.
                  by Wilson, John Peter, PhD
                  THE UNION INSTITUTE, 1998.
 

Rhetoric and Composition
 

Next time just send the money!’: Tourism and the rhetoric of identification and dissensus.
                  by Nolte, Shannon Kay, PhD
                  TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Regulating illiterates: Uncommon schooling at the Choctaw Academy, 1825-1848.
                  by Pitcock, Ronald Lawrence, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2001.

Cruzando las fronteras de la comunicacion profesional entre Mexico y los Estados Unidos. A descriptive context-sensitive rhetorical text analysis of the form, function, and emerging hybrid discourse of professional communication on a United States/Mexico border: El Paso/Juarez (Texas).
                  by Ortiz, Lorelei Amanda, PhD
                  NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.
 

Theater
 

Staging migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones.
                  by Effinger, Marta Jenell, PhD
                  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Earth matters: Ecology and American theatre.
                  by May, Theresa Joette, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.

Reading across the lines: Mormon theatrical formations in nineteenth-century Nauvoo, Illinois.
                  by Smith, Nola Diane, PhD
                  BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 2001.
 

United States History
 

Border wars in curriculum: The role of history in Prairie School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1830 to 1939.
                  by Bagg, Sharon Elizabeth Mayes, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY, 2000.

Kinship and convenants in the wilderness: Indians, Quakers and conversion to Christianity, 1675-1800.
                  by Gimber, Steven G., PhD
                  THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The shaping of a Creek (Muscogee) homeland in Indian territory, 1828-1907.
                  by Hurt, Douglas A., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2000.

The battle for Chavez Ravine: Public policy and Chicano community resistance in post war Los Angeles, 1945-1962.
                  by Lopez, Ronald William, II, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 1999.

‘Of all the gifts you gave me the most important one is that I belong’. The Sicilians: Chain migration, gender, and the construction of identity in Monterey, California, 1920-1999.
                  by McKibben, Carol Lynn, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 1999.

Club women of the three intermountain cities of Denver, Boise, and Salt Lake City between 1893 and 1929 (Colorado, Idaho, Utah).
                  by Carver, Sharon Snow, PhD
                  BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The de la Guerra family: Patriarchy and the political economy of California, 1800-1850.
                  by Pubols, Helen Louise, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

Sedition and citizenship in South Texas, 1900-1930.
                  by Johnson, Benjamin Heber, PhD
                  YALE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

An interpretive biography of K. Ross Toole: A legacy of leadership in Montana.
                  by Prezeau, Jael Marchi, EdD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, 2000.

The politics of minor concerns: Congressional dynamics and American Indian legislation, 1947-1998.
                  by Turner, Charles C., PhD
                  THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

De kiksuyapo! (Remember this!): Dakota language, history, and identity in the Eli Taylor narratives.
                  by Wilson, Angela Cavender, PhD
                  CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2000.

A psychohistorical investigation of the personality and leadership of General George Custer.
                  by Arnold, David Berkeley, PhD
                  GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The best laid plans: Women’s clubs and city planning in Los Angeles, 1890-1930 (California).
                  by Christman, Anastasia J., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000.

History and forgetfulness in an ‘American’ county (California).
                  by Heidenreich, Linda Sue, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

Windshield wilderness: The automobile and the meaning of national parks in Washington State.
                  by Louter, David B., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.

Marriage, ethnic identity, and the politics of conversion in Alta California, 1769-1834.
                  by McCormack, Brian Timothy, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

Desert metropolis: Image building and the growth of Phoenix, 1940-1965 (Arizona).
                  by McCoy, Matthew Gann, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘This is my reservation, I belong here’: The Salish Kootenai struggle against termination.
                  by Puisto, Jaakko H., PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The emergence of a new West: The politics of class and gender in Seattle, Washington, 1880-1917.
                  by Putman, John Clinton, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

Nineteenth-century California as engendered space: The public/private lives of women of the Californias (Mexico).
                  by Reyes, Barbara O., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO, 2000.

The Sequoyah statehood movement and the Indian fight for sovereignty.
                  by Rutten, Mara Darleen, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

God gives and God takes away: Death and dying in New Mexico, 1760-1850.
                  by Will, Martina Elaine, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Maps as weapons in the conquest of Old American Northwest, 1608 to 1829.
                  by Brod, Raymond Michael, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, 2000.

Religious change and Plateau Indians: 1500-1850.
                  by Cebula, Lawrence Harold, PhD
                  THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, 2000.

Market and church on the Mexican frontier: Alta California, 1769-1832.
                  by Duggan, Marie Christine, PhD
                  NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 2000.

This brief eden: A history of landscape change in California’s Santa Clara Valley.
                  by Friedly, Michael, PhD
                  DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Native spiritual paths: Native American Bible college graduates, 1911-2000.
                  by Howard, Nancy Jill, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Transforming Los Angeles: Black and Japanese American struggles for racial equality in the twentieth century (California).
                  by Kurashige, Scott Tadao, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000.

Negotiated conquests: Domestic servants and gender in the Spanish and Mexican borderlands, 1598-1860.
                  by McDonald, Dedra Shawn, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Bodies on borders: Sexuality, race, and conquest in modernizing New Mexico, 1880-1920.
                  by Mitchell, Pablo Reid, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 2000.

Red gentlemen and white savages: Indian relations and political culture after the American Revolution, 1784-1800.
                  by Nichols, David Andrew, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, 2000.

Culture and capital: British travel in the nineteenth-century American West.
                  by Rico, Monica Lisa, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

Petroleum polity: Law and politics in the California oil economy, 1900-1940.
                  by Sabin, Paul Eliot, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, 2000.

Between villages and nations: The emergence of Shawnee nationalism, 1800-1870.
                  by Warren, Stephen, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Wired for success: A history of the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway, 1892-1985 (Montana).
                  by Mutschler, Charles Vincent, PhD
                  WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 1999.

Migration quicksand: Immigration law and immigration advocates at the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border crossing, 1933-1941 (Texas, U.S.-Mexico border).
                  by Sanchez-Walker, Marjorie, PhD
                  WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 1999.

In the age of exclusion: Race, religion and Chinese identity in the making of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands, 1863-1943 (Mexico).
                  by Delgado, Grace Pena, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000.

Imaginary lines: Border enforcement and the origins of undocumented immigration, 1882-1930.
                  by Ettinger, Patrick William, PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Honor bound: Southern honor and the Mexican War.
                  by Hospodor, Gregory Scott, PhD
                  LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL & MECHANICAL
                  COLLEGE, 2000.

Inheriting the land: Defining place in southern California from the Mexican American War to the Plan Espiritual de Aztlán.
                  by Lint-Sagarena, Roberto Ramon, PhD
                  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Aryan cowboys: White supremacist ideology and the search for a new frontier, 1960-1995.
                  by Schlatter, Evelyn Andrea, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2000.

Environment, cultures, and social change on the Great Plains: A history of Crow Creek Tribal School (South Dakota).
                  by Galler, Robert William, Jr., PhD
                  WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Publishing the ‘sealed book’: James Mason Hutchings and the landscapes of California print culture, 1853-1886.
                  by Huntley-Smith, Jen A., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, 2000.

Voices from the southern borderlands: The Alabamas and Coushattas, 1500-1859.
                  by Shuck, Sheri Marie, PhD
                  AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Vanguards of continental expansion: Americans in Alta California, 1790-1846 (California).
                  by Swanson, Craig Arthur, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK, 2000.

Town and hinterland: Kingman and Mohave County, Arizona, 1860-1940.
                  by Dever, Diana Roock, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS, 2000.

An administrative treaty history of Indians of Yellowstone National Park, 1851-1925.
                  by Eder, Jeanne Marie Oyawin, PhD
                  WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

The good life the hard way: The Mexican American community of Fort Stockton, Texas, 1930-1945.
                  by Flores, Maria Eva, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Faith of our fathers: Religion, politics, and social change in the trans-Mississippi West, 1924-1940.
                  by Bonner, Jeremy, PhD
                  THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, 2001.

Rural Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.
                  by Hochtritt, James Gribble, Jr., PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, 2001.

The perception of landscape in the use and settlement of the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico.
                  by Faunce, Kenneth V., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, 2000.

‘We know who we are’: Multiethnic identity in a Montana Metis community.
                  by Foster, Martha Harroun, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2000.

African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Anglo Americans and the desegregation of Texas, 1946-1957.
                  by Houston, Ramona Allaniz, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Plantation frontiers: Race, ethnicity, and family along the Brazos River of Texas, 1821-1886.
                  by Kelley, Sean Michael, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Transforming the Central Valley: Body, identity, and environment in California, 1850-1970.
                  by Nash, Linda Lorraine, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 2000.

Crime and punishment in a Texas cowtown: Tarrant County, Texas, 1876-1880.
                  by Pearce, Jay Thomas, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, 2000.

Bleeding borders: The intersection of gender, race, and region in territorial Kansas.
                  by Tegtmeier, Kristen Anne, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Planting more than trees: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the roots of the American environmental movement, 1929-1942.
                  by Maher, Cornelius M., PhD
                  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2001.

‘And the stones shall cry out’: Native American identity and self-determination in the United Methodist Church.
                  by Ortiz, Leonard David, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 2000.

Authentic Indians: Episodes of encounter from the late nineteenth-century Northwest coast (British Columbia, Washington, Alaska).
                  by Raibmon, Paige Sylvia, PhD
                  DUKE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

Diné Bikeyah: Environment, cultural identity, and gender in Navajo Country (Arizona).
                  by Weisiger, Marsha Lee, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON, 2000.

‘I hope we be a prosperous people’: Shoshone and Bannock incorporation, ethnic reorganization, and the ‘Indian way of living through’ (Idaho, Utah).
                  by Parsons-Bernstein, Justina W., PhD
                  RUTGERS THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY - NEW BRUNSWICK,
                  2001.

El Pasoans: Life and society in Mexican El Paso, 1920-1945 (Texas).
                  by Ramirez, Manuel Bernardo, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, 2000.

Payne County and the Hooded Klan, 1921-1924 (Oklahoma).
                  by Showalter, James Lowell, PhD
                  OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2000.

‘You will be bravest of all’: The Modoc Nation to 1909 (Oregon, California).
                  by Bales, Rebecca Anne, PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

God, grace, and government: Taylor and Mary Ealy in the American Southwest, 1874-1881 (New Mexico, Oklahoma).
                  by Cain, Ellen Marie, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Wartime on the homefront: Women in New Mexico, 1939-1945.
                  by James, Pamela Fielding, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 2001.

Preserving Eden: The culture of conservation in Oregon, 1960-1980.
                  by Larson, Derek R., PhD
                  INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 2001.

‘He’s a natural’: Justice William O. Douglas and the American environmental tradition.
                  by Sowards, Adam M., PhD
                  ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

 “Indios barbaros,” divorcées, and flocks of vampires: Identity and nation on the Rio Grande, 1749-1894 (Spain, Mexico, Texas).
                  by Valerio-Jimenez, Omar Santiago, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, 2001.

From ‘Indian village’ to Minuteman missiles: Navajo Ordnance Depot in the American West (Arizona).
                  by Westerlund, John S., PhD
                  NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Preserving multiple-use management: The United States Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the struggle for Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountain Country, 1911-1972.
                  by Dodd, Douglas W., PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, 2000.

The population of Spanish and Mexican Texas, 1716-1836.
                  by Meacham, Tina Laurel, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2000.

Grasslands grown: A twentieth-century sense of place on North America’s northern prairies and plains.
                  by Rozum, Molly Patrick, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, 2001.

Boosting Bohemia: Counterculture, development, and identity in the American West, 1900-1990.
                  by Walsh, Patrick John, PhD
                  THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 2001.

Western resistance: Lincoln and Eleanor Ragsdale and the transformation of the Black freedom struggle in the American West (Lincoln Ragsdale).
                  by Whitaker, Matthew Corey, PhD
                  MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001.

Taking it to the streets: Representations of ethnicity and gender in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year festivals, 1953-2001 (California).
                  by Yeh, Chiou-ling, PhD
                  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, 2001.

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