1. The Native American Poet of the First World War: Primitivism, Trauma and Modernity in the Life of Frank “Toronto” Prewett, 1893-1962, University of Toronto Press, 2019, in press & under contract.
This is the story of an ordinary, extraordinary man, Frank “Toronto” Prewett. He was ordinary in the sense that he fought and was traumatized by the first world war and his poetry about it was published. His literary peers were less ordinary. They were the group of first world war poets brought into critical relief in 1975 by Paul Fussell, - Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves. This group, often thought of as quintessentially English poets, remain “figures of memory’ in Jan Assmann’s phrase, standing in symbolic guard over the cultural memory of the war. This first book-length analysis of Canada’s premier poet of trauma from combat brings into focus a figure whose Native identity was deeply significant to his literary peers.
2. Nixon and Native American Indian Tribal Détente, University of Nebraska Press, 2019, under contract, forthcoming
This book is the first to apply the concept of ‘détente’ to Nixon’s creation of a new framework for Native American federal relations. It uses newly released archives to identify Nixon as the first president to return Indian land and to establish Indian sovereign determination within federal law. Where the conventional focus has been on Red Power protest as the agent of change, it instead explores effective channels of Indian diplomacy tied directly to the White House. The result is a new understanding of Nixon, of tribal America and of ‘détente’ as a means of achieving political and social change in the 1970s.
- 3. Native American Environmentalism, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014
Selected reviews: Interdisciplinary Studies , Vol. 21, 2014, pp.712-13, Environmental Values, 24, 5, 2015, pp.689-691, Kansas History, Vol. 38, No.1 Spring, 2015
- 4. Land & Spirit in Native AmericaWestport, CT: Praeger Press, 2012
- 5. Native American Freemasonry:Associationalism & Performance in America, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011 (500 pages), Paperback, Fall, 2019. Read chapter excerpt here
Selected reviews: Journal of American History Vol. 99, No.3, 2012; Pacific Historical Review, Vol.82, No.1, 2013, pp.143-44, Nova Religio, Vol. 17, No.2, Nov. 2013, pp.123-126, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Vol.32, No.2, 2012
- 6. To Be Indian: The Life of Iroquois-Seneca Arthur Caswell Parker(Foreword by William N. Fenton), Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 2001
Selected reviews: Journal of American Ethnic History, Vol. 22, No.2, Winter, 2003, Journal of American History, Vol. 89, No.4, Mar. 2003, History News, Vol.57, No.4, Autumn 2002, p.30, New York History, Vol. 84, No.1, Winter 2003, pp.109-111, Ethnohistory, Vol. 51, No.4, Fall, 2004, pp.836-8, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Vol. 17, No.3, Fall, 2005, pp.12-23, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol.41, Spring 2015
(ed.) Place and Native American Indian History and Culture, Foreword by Alan Trachtenberg, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007
(co-ed. With K. Roemer), The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, Cambridge University Press, July 2005 (UK) and August 2005 (US).
Competing Voices from Native America (Fighting Words Series), Joy Porter [50%] & Dewi Ball, Oxford & Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood Press, 2009
“Native American Indian Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Performative Turn within Contemporary American Scholarship”, Journal of American Studies, 0. (2012), 0, 1-20. Doi: 10.1017/S0021875812000795. Center for Digital Display Kansas U PDF
"A Death Toll Beyond Imagining." The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience. ABC-CLIO,2010. <http://americanindian2.abc-clio.com/
“Primitive” Discourse: Aspects of Contemporary North American Indian Representations of the Irish and of Contemporary Irish Representations of North American Indians “, American Studies [A tri-annual interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Mid-America American Studies Association and the University of Kansas], Fall/Winter 2008, Volume 49, Number 3/4, pp. 63-86 Hyperlink
“Jimmy Carter: The Re-emergence of Faith-based Politics and the Abortion Rights Issue”, with Andrew Flint, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Volume 35, Number 1, March 2005. [50% contribution to 12,500 words]
“The North American Indians and the Irish”, Irish Studies Review, Volume 11, Number 3, December 2003: 263-273
“Arthur Caswell Parker, 1881-1955: Indian American Museum Professional”, New York History, Vol.81, No.2, April 2000, PP.211-236
Guest Edited Journal:
European Review of Native American Studies, 20 (1), 2006, Edited & Introduced by Joy Porter, p.1-3, Foreword by Helen Carr.
“‘The Laws of War and Peace in North America, to 1800’, Saliha Belmessous, ed. The Cambridge Companion to International Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, forthcoming
“Treatied Space: American Indian Treaties in Global Context” in Anne McGrath & Lynette Russell eds., Companion to Indigenous Global History, New York: Routledge, 2018, forthcoming
“Horror and Aspects of Native American Indian Literature”, in K. Costorphine & L. Kremmel, The Handbook to Horror Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
“Progressivism and Native Identities” inGregory D. Smithers & Brooke N. Newman, eds., Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014
“Native American Indian Freemasons” Catalogue Introduction for Exhibition Corto Maltese et les secrets de L’initiation by Hugo Pratt for Museum of Freemasonry, Paris. Catalogue editor: Pierre Mollier, 2010
"Modernism, Authenticity and Indian Identity: Frank 'Toronto' Prewett (1893-1962)" in Deborah L. Madsen, ed. Native Authenticity: Transatlantic Approaches to Native
American Literature Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010
'Native American Fiction'in David Seeds (ed.) Companion to 20th Century US Fiction, Oxford: Blackwell, 2009
“Population Matters in Native America” in America’s Americans: Population Issues in U.S. Society and Politics, edited by Philip Davies & Iwan Morgan, London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, School of Advanced Study,2007
“History and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes”, p.57-71 in Laura Coltelli (Ed.) Reading Leslie Marmon Silko. Critical Perspectives through Gardens in the Dunes, University of Pisa Press, 2007
“Historical and cultural contexts to Native American literature” in The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, Eds. Joy Porter & Kenneth Roemer (University of Texas), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, p. 39-69
“On Full-Stoppers and Semi-Colonials: Writer’s Reflections on Native American Literature”, in Hans Bak et al., First Nations of North America: Politics and Representations, European Contributions to American Studies, Amsterdam: VU University Press (2005)
“Imagining Indians: New Directions in Native American History” in Melvyn Stokes (Ed.), The State of U.S. History, Berg Press, 2002
“Indiens et franc-maçonnerie: une vision performative de l’historire américaine” /“Native American Indian Freemasonry and the Performative Turn within U.S. History”, Race & the Body in Anglophone Context/ Race et corps dans L’aire Anglophone, Michel Prum, ed. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2008, p.113-135
2017 Blood and Land in History Today
2016 “Native America’s Post-War History in Ten Works of Art”, History Today
2016 “From the Desk of..” National Parks Find -Your -Park Initiative
2015 “Succotash”, Times Literary Supplement
2015 Reviews, Journal of American Studies, Vol 49, Issue 4, Nov., pp.907-910.
2012 “Introduction to the Folio Edition of Dee Brown’s Folktales of the Native American”
Short reviews in: Journal of American History, Journal of American Studies, History Today, American Studies, Studies in American Indian Literature, History
2011 “Taking Poetic License with Native Ancestry”, National Post, Canada.
2011 New Books Network Broadcast (Amherst College Press).