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Welcome to H-AmIndian, a joint project between Arizona State University and H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-AmIndian provides a forum for scholars, academicians, and Native peoples to consider the history, culture, ideas and events relating to Indigenous peoples from the North Pole to Mexico.

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Deadline This Friday: Win £500 Cash & One Year's Access to Digital Research Resource

The second Adam Matthew Digital essay prize consists of £500 plus one-year’s access to one Adam Matthew Digital archival collection chosen by the author.

This prize, which began in 2015, will be awarded to the best essay submitted on any subject that relates to the Adam Matthew North American collections

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Re: Research Query - Horse Scalps?

Governments often paid Indians a bounty for each scalp they took from the heads of their enemies. Sounds like these fellows were trying to pass-off fake human scalps (taken from horses) in order to collect the bounty.

This would accord with the other shenanigans described by the author - the division of a single human scalp into eleven parts, in order to collect the bounty for eleven scalps rather than just one.

Stuart Manson

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