Garrick Bailey

Garrick Bailey

Professor of AnthropologyHarwell Hall  2nd Floor
(918) 631-3026

Dr. Bailey is a social anthropologist with primary interests in globalization, ethnic identity, ethnic conflict, socio-cultural adaption, economic change, material culture, art, and ethnohistory.

His main research and research interests are in Contemporary Indians of the United States and Canada, the historic tribes of the Prairie/Plains and the Southwest, with special interest on the Osage and Navajo.

Dr. Bailey has additional research and research interest in Latin America - primarily Guatemala - and Oceania - primarily Samoa and Hawaii.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Oregon, 1970
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Oregon, 1968
  • B.A. History, University of Oklahoma, 1963

Professional Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • American Society for Ethnohistory

Courses Taught at TU

  • Culture, People, and Nature: General Anthropology (ANTH 1063)
  • North American Indians (ANTH 3103)

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Review Committee. U.S. Department of the Interior. 2000-2006
  • Member, Committee to Review the Glen Canyon Environment Studies, National Research Council, National Academy of Science, 1993-1996.
  • Senior Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. 1992.


  • Indians in Contemporary Society, Handbook of North American Indians
    Editor. Volume 2. Smithsonian Institution. Publication date: 2008
  • Art of the Osage
    (with Daniel Swan). St. Louis Art Museum and University of Washington Press 2004
  • Continuity and Change in Mississippian Civilization, in Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand: American Indian Art of the Ancient Midwest and South
    Edited by Richard Townsend pp. 83-91. The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press 2004.