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Last Name
Soza War Soldier
Northern Arizona University
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20th Century American history, American Indian activism and resistance, Oral history, Race relations, Cultural and Social history, Western history, California Indian history and politics, California Indian activism, Indigenous peoples of Latin America
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About Me

Dr. Rose Soza War Soldier, Mountain Maidu/Cahuilla/Luiseño, is an enrolled member of Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a double minor in Political Science and Social/Ethnic Relations at University of California, Davis and earned a doctoral degree in History with an emphasis in American Indian History from Arizona State University. Her dissertation “To Take Positive and Effective Action”: Rupert Costo and the California Based American Indian Historical Society examines the twentieth century San Francisco-based activist organization which sought social justice. Currently, she is a lecturer in Ethnic Studies at Northern Arizona University. Her research and teaching focuses on twentieth century American Indian activism, social and cultural history, politics, education, and justice-centered movements. She has published in “News From Native California” and has a forthcoming chapter entitled, “tilted history is too often taught”: Activism, Advocacy, and Restoring Humanity.

Recent Publications

“Making Space: A Retrospective on the California Indian Conference,” News From Native   California 29 (Fall 2015): 30-35.

“Speaking Out: Rupert Costo and the American Indian Historical Society,” News From Native  California 28 (Fall 2014): 27-32.

Contributor, “Decolonization,” American Indian Quarterly 29(Winter/Spring 2005): 288-292.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Indigenous lands of California
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Politics, Race, Women