Research Expertise and Interest
Native Americans, American Indians, governmentality
Most of my published work focuses on the history of federal law and policy, and on relations between American Indian and non-Indian people on Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (see my books, "Organizing the Lakota," and "Deadliest Enemies"). I am presently completing a book titled "Governing the Countryside," which uses a governmentality framework to trace the history of "progress" in South Dakota during the twentieth centry. I am also presently working on a study tentatively titled "Tribal Assemblages" which examines how different Native communities in the U.S. have been able to harness (or not harness) forms of organization and political, financial, and natural resources, to advance Native interests.