Participant Info

First Name
Amy
Last Name
Lonetree
Affiliation
University of California, Santa Cruz
Website URL
https://campusdirectory.ucsc.edu/cd_detail?uid=lonetree
Keywords
Native American History, Museum Studies, Commemoration and Public Memory, Native American Cultural Production, Public History, and Ho-Chunk History
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About Me

Amy Lonetree is an enrolled citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation and an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarly research focuses on Indigenous history, visual culture studies, and museum studies, and she has received fellowships in support of this work from the School for Advanced Research, the Newberry Library, the Bard Graduate Center, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, the Institute of American Cultures at UCLA, and the University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Her publications include, Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (University of North Carolina Press, 2012); a co-edited book with Amanda J. Cobb, The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations (University of Nebraska Press, 2008); and a co-authored volume, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011). Amy is currently working on two new projects. The first is a visual history of the Ho-Chunk Nation. This research explores family history, tourism, settler colonialism, and Ho-Chunk survivance through an examination of two exceptional collections of studio portraits and tourist images of Ho-Chunk people taken between 1879-1960. The second research project is a historical study documenting the adoption of Indigenous children throughout the twentieth century.

Recent Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Decolonizing Museums:  Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942, with Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason and George A. Greendeer, Foreword by Truman Lowe.  Madison:  Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011.

(Awards for People of the Big Voice: 2012 Winner, Book Award of Merit, Wisconsin Historical Society; 2012 Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH); 2012 Finalist, Eric Hoffer Book Awards (Art); 2012 Bronze (tie), Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) (Multicultural Non-Fiction); 2012 Winner, National Indie Excellence Awards (Multicultural Non-Fiction); 2012 Winner (tie), Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Best Overall Design); 2012 Winner, Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Multicultural Non-Fiction); 2011 Finalist, ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Award (Photography); 2011 Winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Books Awards (Midwest Regional Interest-Illustration);  2011 Winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Books Awards (Total Book Design); 2011 Finalist, USA National Best Book Awards (Best Interior Design); 2011 Winner, USA National Best Book Awards (Photography: People).

Edited Books

Co-editor with Amanda J. Cobb, The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

Edited Journals

Guest Editor (with Jon Daehnke), “Critical Conversations in Cultural Heritage” The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019).

Guest Editor, “Critical Engagements with the National Museum of the American Indian,” a special issue of the American Indian Quarterly 30, nos. 3-4 (2006).

Articles

with Jon Daehnke, “Introduction: Conversations in Critical Cultural Heritage.” The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019): 13-17.

“A Heritage of Resilience: Ho-Chunk Family Photographs in the Visual Archive.” The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019): 34-50.

“Native Articulations: Representing Indigenous History, Art, and Culture in Exhibitions.” Collections:  A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 7, no. 4 (2011): 429-431.

“Missed Opportunities: Reflections on the NMAI.” American Indian Quarterly 30, nos. 3 & 4 (2006): 632- 645.

“Continuing Dialogues: Evolving Views of the National Museum of the American Indian.” The Public Historian 28, no. 2 (2006): 57-61.

Book Chapters

“Critical Engagements with Collections: Contemporary Indigenous Artists at the Tweed Museum.”  In Perspectives and Parallels: Expanding Interpretative Foundations with American Indian Curators and Writers, by Tweed Museum, 24-25, 42-43. Duluth, MN: Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2014.

“Visualizing Native Survivance: Encounters with my Ho-Chunk Ancestors in the Family Photographs of Charles Van Schaick.” In People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942, by Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer, Foreword by Truman Lowe, 13-22.  Madison:  Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011.

with Jon Daehnke, “Repatriation in the United States:  The Current State of NAGPRA.” In Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology, ed. Uzma Rizvi and Jane Lydon, 245-255. Walnut Creek, CA:  Left Coast Press, 2010.

Reprinted as “Repatriation in the United States: The Current State of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35, no. 1 (2011): 87-97.

 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Museums, Public History