Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; Regina: University of Regina Press, 2015).
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This book explores how the Plains Metis communities on the northern Great Plains shaped and were shaped by the forty-ninth parallel, the border between the United States and Canada. It won the 2016 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize (Centre for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska) and the 2016 Prairie Clio Award (Canadian Historical Association).
It was also a finalist for the Canada Prize in the Humanities (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), John A. Macdonald Prize (Canadian Historical Association), and the University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for Publishing in Education (Saskatchewan Book Awards).
Chapters in Books (refereed)
“The Montana Métis and the shifting patterns of belonging,” in Contours of a people: Metis family, mobility, and history, ed. Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, Brenda Macdougall (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012), pp. 300-30.
“Between race and nation: The creation of a Métis borderland,” in Bridging National Borders in North America, ed. Andrew R. Graybill and Benjamin H. Johnson (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010), pp. 59-87.
“Crossing the Line: Race, nationality, and the deportation of the ‘Canadian’ Cree in the Canada-U.S. borderlands, 1890-1900,” in The Borderlands of the American and Canadian Wests: Essays on the Regional History of the 49th Parallel, ed. Sterling Evans (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006), pp. 155-71.
Articles in Refereed Journals
“Disputing the Medicine Line: The Plains Crees and the Canadian-American Border, 1876-1885,” Montana the Magazine of Western History 52, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 2-17. Reprinted in One West, Two Myths: A Comparative Reader, ed. C.L. Higham and Robert Thacker (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2004), pp. 85-108.
Review essay: “New Peoples, Renewed Debates,” Histoire Sociale/Social History 48, no. 1 (May 2015).
Review of Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910, by Andrew R. Graybill, Great Plains Quarterly 28, no. 4 (Fall 2008): 329-30.
Review of The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands, by Sheila McManus, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History 7, no. 1 (Spring 2006).
Review of Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power, 1700-1850, by Larry Cebula, Journal of the Early Republic 25, no. 2 (2005): 315-17.
Review of Rediscovering the Great Plains: Journeys by Dog, Canoe, and Horse, by Norman Henderson, Montana the Magazine of Western History 52, no. 4 (Winter 2002): 93-4.