This year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Ethnohistory (November 4-8) unveiled a new wave of scholarship dedicated to immanently important themes and issues within Native American history. While the following panels represent only a fraction of the papers presented at the conference, the connections between the presenters and their research were remarkably similar. In particular, an emphasis on language and communication, along with space and place, emerged as recurring motifs throughout the meeting.

Take for instance one of the first panels, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Ethnohistories

Labors of Sovereignty and Identity: ASE 2015

David Nichols Blog Post

Last month the American Society for Ethnohistory held its annual meeting, which Your Humble Narrator had the privilege of attending. About 400 members and supporters of the Society convened in Las Vegas, not far from the Paiute creation site of Nuvagantu, to present their research and exchange ideas. For those not able to attend the ASE's 2015 conference, and for those who did but would like another couple of perspectives on the proceedings, Bryan Rindfleisch and I will be providing reports on the convention over the next couple of weeks. Each of us attended different panels and found