Hosmer book explores North America

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New release discusses the livelihoods of historic North America.

Professor Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at The University of Tulsa, recently co-published the book Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian National Building. Hosmer co-authored the project with Larry Nesper, professor of anthropology and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tribal Worlds discusses the emergence and livelihoods of an indigenous nationhood in geographical and historical settings of North America. Ethnographers and historians address issues of belonging, peoplehoods, sovereignty, conflict, economy, and identity among the Northern Cheyenne, Kiowa of the Plains and several other colonies.

Hosmer has written or co-authored three other books on Western American history and is the editor of Native Americans and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman. His TU research focuses on economic change in 20th century American Indian communities and American Indian labor history.

Gail Ellis