AHA 2022: Deserts as Loci of Sacredness

Dear Colleagues,

I'm putting together an AHA2022 panel on the topic of deserts as loci of sacredness, including pilgrimage, rites and rituals, conflicting cultural encounters, etc.   If interested, reach out with your topic and contact info over the next week. 

Matthew Herbst, UC San Diego  mtherbst@ucsd.edu 

Re: QUERY: Recommendations for literature on indigenous American history in the Chesapeake region

Dear Allison and Psyche,

Thank you both very much for your recommendations! They are most helpful and I truly appreciate you taking the time to help me with this research.

Thanks and kind regards,

Helen.

Re: QUERY: Recommendations for literature on indigenous American history in the Chesapeake region

Dear Helen,

In addition to the sources mentioned above (Malinda Maynor Lowery's work is phenomenal!), here are some classic studies of Indigenous sacred traditions in the Chesapeake region during the colonial era:

Patricia Galloway, ed., Southeastern Ceremonial Complex: Artifacts and Analysis (1989)

Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser, eds., Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704 (1994)

Gregory Waselkov, Peter Wood, and Tom Hatley, eds., Powhatan's Mantle: Indians in the Colonial Southeast (1989/2006, 2nd ed.)

Re: QUERY: Recommendations for literature on indigenous American history in the Chesapeake region

Hi Helen,
I would look into work by Malinda Maynor Lowery and also the very recent dissertation of Ashley Minner - UMD, who works on the Lumbee who migrated from NC to Baltimore.

Psyche Williams-Forson, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of American Studies
1328E Tawes
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-6931 or 301-405-1354

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