Phillips Fund for Native American Research

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The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada.

The grants are intended for such costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, or psycholinguistics; for the purchase of permanent equipment; or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and cultural change through time.

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Notification: May 2019

Current and Past Phillips Fund Recipients

2017-2018

Arbesu, David, University of South Florida
Remains of the Apalachee Language in Spanish Colonial Documents

Ben Taleb, Baligh, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Legacy of American Settler Colonialism: Treaty Claims and the Western Shoshone Quest for Justice

Bridwell-Briner, Kathryn Pewenofkit, Florida Atlantic University
Conversational Comanche

de Pencier, North Davenport, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
The Epidemic Begins: Type II Diabetes Mellitus Among the Indigenous Patients of the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969–1996

Engelstad, Bernadette Driscoll, Smithsonian Institution
Inuit Portrait Casts: A Biographical History of the Whaling Era in Nunavut

Hanink, Emily A., University of Chicago
Auxiliaries and the Verbal Complex in Washo

Henke, Ryan, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The L1 Acquisition of Demonstratives in Northern East Cree

Jagodinsky, Katrina, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
An Extraordinary Case: Indigenous Women and Indignant Laborers in Pacific World Empires

King, Roxanna Jane, Washington State University
From Pain to Power: An Ethnohistory of Trauma and Resiliency among the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Kokomoor, Kevin, Coastal Carolina University
A Century of Law and Violence on the Southern Frontier

Kracht, Benjamin R., Northeastern State University
Raised by the Chief's Son: Autobiography of a Kiowa Woman

Martinez-Cola, Marisela, Emory University
In Search of Alice Piper

Meyer, Cherry, University of Chicago
Noun Categorization in Ojibwe (Algonquian): Gender and Classifiers

Olson, Greg A., Missouri State Archives
Baxoje in Blue: Ioway Soldiers in the Civil War

Reed, Kaitlin Paige, University of California, Davis
From Gold Rush to Green Rush: Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on Yurok Tribal Lands

Rosenbaum, Bethany Henry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Promise and Practice: Toward an Expanded, Integrated, Collaborative Narrative on American Indians in our National Parks

Smith, Joshua J., University of Western Ontario
Peoplehood and Polities: Indigenous Expressions of Sovereignty

Toler, Nicholas G., University of Alberta
Documenting Norton Sound Kotlik Yugtun

Wayt, Josh, University of Virginia
Documenting Dakota Language, Kinship, and Verbal Art at Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota

Whitebean, Shiann Wahéhshon, Concordia University
Child-Targeted Assimilation: Indian Day Schools in Kahnawà:ke

2016-2017

Barron, Nicholas, University of New Mexico
Assembling Indigenous Community in Southern Arizona: The Pascua Yaqui Indians, Applied Anthropology, and the Office of Economic Opportunity

Bilka, Monika, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Remaking a People, Restoring a Watershed: Klamath Tribal Empowerment Through Natural Resource Governance

Bliss, Heather, University of Victoria
Translation and Transcription of Blackfoot Stories and Conversations

Craddick, Jordan Lee, University of Washington
The Christian Invasion of Tlingit Dominion: Disease, Sex Roles, and Pseudo-Speciation

Falzetti, Ashley, Eastern Michigan University
Gendering Pre-Removal Miami

Gage, Justin R., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
We Consider Ourselves as One: Creating a Native American Community and the Spread of the Ghost Dance

Holly, Nathaniel, College of William and Mary
From Chota to Charles Town: The Urban Lives of Cherokees

Kirsch, Taylor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Indigenous Land Ownership in the Praying Towns of the Seventeenth-Century New England Borderlands

Lewis, Robert E., University of Chicago
Potawatomi Discourse Markers

Lozar, Patrick, University of Washington
Behind and Beyond the Line: Indigenous Group Identities and the U.S.-Canadian Border on the Columbia Plateau, 1870s–1920s

Marsh, Diana E., American Philosophical Society
Researching the Digital Turn: Documenting the Impacts of Digital Knowledge Sharing in Indigenous Communities

McMahan, Hilary, University of Chicago
Kalaallisut Demonstrative Usage by Greenlandic Emigrants in Copenhagen

Moran, Mallory L., College of William and Mary
Cultural Landscapes of Canoe Travel: Wabanaki Travel Routes and Toponyms in Maine and New Brunswick

Moss, Meredith, Hamilton College
Grassroots Language Revitalization in the Mohawk Valley

Puyo, Lise, University of Pennsylvania
The 1676 Huron-Wendat Wampum Belt: Indigenous Negotiations With the Divine

Robertson, David Douglas, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
ɬəw̓ál̓məš (Lower Chehalis Salish) Dictionary

Shaul, David L., Independent scholar
A Reference Grammar of Eastern Shoshone

Washburn, Jeffrey, University of Mississippi
“Labor in the Field Is Much Changed”: The Chickasaws and the Civilization Plan, 1790–1837

Weber, Natalie, University of British Columbia
Segment Duration and Consonant Deletion in Blackfoot Nouns

Wright, Garrett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cycles of Sovereignty: Central Plains Diplomacy and Movement, 1702–1806

2015-2016

Barrie, Michael, Sogang University (South Korea)
Prosody and Syntax in Cayuga and Onondaga

Brown, Tracy, Central Michigan University
Pueblo Governance and Sovereignty After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Den Ouden, Amy E., University of Massachusetts, Boston
Contexts of Violence and Implications of Colonial Law in Indigenous Women's Eighteenth-Century Histories

Green, Denise Nicole, Cornell University
Mapping Haahuulthii (Chiefly Territories) in Hupacasath First Nations' Territories

Guise, Holly Miowak, Yale University
World War II Alaska Native Oral Histories

McNaughton, Laticia G., University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Haudenosaunee Food Traditions Revitalization

Jahnke Wegner, Joanne M., University of Minnesota T
Transformations in Native American Captive Taking in the New England, 1698–1763

Kiel, Doug, Williams College
Oneida Indian Resurgence and Anti-Sovereignty Backlash

Lewandoski, Julia M., University of California, Berkeley
Land Tenure in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1790–1830

Linsenbardt, Brooke K., Texas A & M University
Indigenous Cultural Revitalization Practices as Educational Activism From the 1960s to the Present

McElgunn, Hannah, University of Chicago
The Linguistic Anchoring of "Knowledge" and "Property" in Hopi

McGovern, Allison Manfra, Queens College, City University of New York
Dispossession, Dislocation, and Diaspora: Native American Movement in East Hampton Town

Miron, Rose, University of Minnesota
Rethinking Public History as a Method of Mohican Resistance

Puppe, Ian S. G., University of Western Ontario
Frank Speck, "Salvage Anthropology," and the Continuity of Algonquin Stewardship of the Ottawa River/Kiji Sibi Valley

Ranspot, Tamara, University of Aberdeen
Music and Human-Animal Relations Among Northern Athapaskans

Rogers, Emily Buhrow, Indiana University, Bloomington
Native American Basket Making in the Southeastern United States

Roulette, Roger, Aboriginal Languages in Manitoba
Translating Pauingassi First Nations' Audio Recordings Held by the American Philosophical Society

Saribas, Pauline E., University of Pennsylvania
Traditional Tlingit Healing: Herman Kitka and the Sitka Kaagwaantaan

Toler, Nicholas G., University of Alberta
Documenting Norton Sound Kotlik Yup'ik

Veyrie, Thierry, Indiana University
Documenting and Revitalizing Northern Paiute Oral Tradition

2014-2015

Bliss, Heather, University of Victoria
Deictic Expressions in Blackfoot Personal Narratives

Bloch, Lee, University of Virginia
Muskogee History Making and Living Mound Landscapes in the Eastern United States

Brown, Jennifer K., University of Pennsylvania
Cultural Transformations in a Southeast Alaska Native Tribe After the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971

Cornelius, Samantha, University of Texas at Arlington
Prosodic Phonology in Oklahoma Cherokee

Geliga, Susana, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Dakota Women's Resistance to Colonialism Through Language Retention, 1862–1935

Gish-Hill, Christina, Iowa State University
An Ethnohistory of Indigenous Agriculture in the Upper Midwest

Johnson, Paulina R., University of Western Ontario
Re-Writing Western Canadian History Through Nehiyawak (Plains Cree) Epistemology and Methodology

Kim, Kyumin, University of Ottawa
Animacy in Blackfoot Grammar

King, Farina Noelani, Arizona State University
The Journey of the Dine Students in the Four Directions: Navajo Educational Experiences in the Twentieth Century

Layton, Brandon, University of California, Davis
Children as Intermediaries Between Europeans and the Choctaws and Chickasaws

Manker, Jonathan Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Prosody and Prominence in Han (Athabascan)

Nicolson, Ryan, University of Victoria
Kwak'waka'wakw Traditional Governance

Roberts, Alaina E., Indiana University, Bloomington
"As Natives, We Are Attached to the People Amongst Whom We Have Been Born and Bred": Chickasaw Freedpeople at the Crossroads of Reconstruction

Roy, Aurelie, Columbia University
Indian Rights Lawyers and the Development of Indian Sovereignty, 1969–1986

Schermerhorn, Seth, Hamilton College
O'odham Walkers and their Staffs: Walking Sticks by Way of Calendar Sticks and Scraping Sticks

Weiss, Joseph J. Z., University of Chicago
Military Presence and Haida Life on Haida Gwaii, 1943–1997

Zimmer, Eric S., University of Iowa
Environment and Sovereignty in Modern Meskwaki History

2013-2014

Akins, Watie, Penobscot Nation
Oral History by Penobscot Elder to Preserve Cultural Knowledge

Allard, Seth, Western Michigan University
Medicine for the People: An Ethnohistorical Study of Youth Suicide in an Ojibwa Community

Anderson, Emma, University of Ottawa
God's Grandmother: Tracing the Cult of Saint Anne

Andrews, Tria, University of California, Berkeley
Education on the Reservation: Extracurricular and Culturally-Relevant Programing, 1886 to the Present Day

Arnold, Laurie, Gonzaga University
A History of Gaming: The First 30 Years of the National Indian Gaming Association

Brucks, Caleb, First Nations University of Canada
Spatial Elements in Upper Tanana Oral Culture

Chan, Amy, Arizona State University
The Sheldon Jackson Collection of Iñupiat Masks: Reconstructing Arctic Traditions of Articulation and Performance

Chee, Melvatha, University of New Mexico
An Introduction to the Acquisition of Navajo Verbs: A Cross-Sectional Study of Children Aged Ten Months Through Ten Years

Dees, Sarah, Indiana University, Bloomington
Restraining the Spirit: The Historical Pathologization of Native American Religious Traditions

Dietrich, Darlynn, Indiana University, Bloomington
Sioux Valley Dakota Nation: Perspectives on Language and Identity

Jagodinsky, Katrina, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Indigenous Women in Imperial Courts: Defending Bodies and Lands in the Sonoran Southwest and Pacific Northwest, 1854-1935

John, Maria, Columbia University
The Seattle Indian Health Board and the History of Urban Indian Health Activism in the United States, 1950-1980

Kasak, Ryan, Yale University
Mandan Documentation: Morphosyntax and Lexicon

McIlwraith, Thomas, University of Guelph
Arthur Nole, Tahltan Hunter and Guide: A Life History

Peach, Steven, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Popular Religion in the Creek Nation, 1867-1909

Sammons, Olivia, University of Alberta
A Multi-Modal Corpus of Spoken Michif

Shriver, Cameron, Ohio State University
Villages to Nations: Rethinking American Indian Political Cultures in the Great Lakes, 1750-1850

Willard, William, Washington State University
San Francisco Bay Area American Indian Relocation and the Indigenous Diaspora

2012-2013

Bauer, Brooke M., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Catawba Indian Women in the Colonial Period

Bell, Katherine, Tulane University
Traditional Language and Ethnic Identity on the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana

Cobb, Daniel M., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Life and Times of Ponca Activist Clyde Warrior (1939–1968)

Hancock, Robert, University of Victoria
Ethnohistory in Two Directions: The Work of Sally M. Weaver

Hill, Montgomery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Tuscarora Text Analysis

Huaute, Incamu, University of Arizona
Documenting Naturally Occurring Speech in Cahuilla

Johnson, Khalil A., Yale University
Red, Black, and Brown: Indian Schools and Black Educators After Brown v. Board of Education

Jung, Hyun Kyoung, University of Arizona
The Syntax of Applicatives and Causatives in Hiaki

Kim, Kyumin, University of Calgary
Syntax, Semantics, and Morphology of Non-Agent Subjects

Kruer, Matthew R., University of Pennsylvania
The Susquehannock War: Native Americans, Bacon's Rebellion, and the Forging of the Covenant Chain

Lachler, Jordan, University of Alberta
Alexis Nakota Basic Dictionary and Grammar Sketch

Mack, Dustin, University of Oklahoma
A River of Continuity, Tributaries of Change: The Chickasaw and the Mississippi River, 1736–1836

Manker, Jonathan T., University of California, Berkeley
Systems of Stress in Hän Athabascan

Marr, Alexander B., University of Rochester
Encounter and Exchange at Hopi House, Grand Canyon

Miyashita, Mizuki, University of Montana, Missoula
Documentation and Investigation of Blackfoot Pitch Accent

Nelson, Elaine M., University of Nebraska, Omaha
Dreams and Dust in the Black Hills: Indigenous People, Promised Lands, and National Identity in America, 1868–1968

Redeye, Melanie, University of California, Berkeley
Seneca Language Documentation Project: Seneca Anaphora and the (Semi-)Reflexive Morphemes

Roy, Aurelie A., Columbia University
The Global Indigenous Rights Movement and Its International Historical Context, 1974–Present

Sweet, Jameson R., University of Minnesota
Mixed-Blood Nation: Ethnogenesis, Land, and Nationhood Among Dakota Mixed-Bloods in Nineteenth-Century Minnesota

Toosarvandani, Maziar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tense and Temporal Interpretation in Northern Paiute

Wiens, Jeanette R., First Nations University of Canada
Code Switching in Dëne Suliné (Athabaskan) Conversation

Willig, Timothy D., Indiana University, South Bend
A Path of Honor: The Tumultuous Life and Career of Major John Norton, Adopted Mohawk Leader at the Grand River Reserve

Zuyderhoudt, Lea M., Leiden University, Institute for Cultural Anthropology (CAOS)
Culture Change in Blackfoot Oral Traditions on the Use of Natural Resources

2011-2012

Atkins, Ashley L., College of William and Mary
Changing in Order to Stay the Same: Pamunkey Indian Participation in the Market Economy During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Arndt, Grant P., Iowa State University
"Indian News": Ho-Chunk Media Activism as Ethnohistorical Resource

Bliss, Heather, University of British Columbia
The Syntax of Nominal Expressions in Blackfoot

Button, Emily, Brown University
Homeward Bound: Reimagining Native Communities in the Commercial Whaling Era

Emmons, Nichlas, Ball State University
Adaptation and Sustainability: A Comparative Study of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

Fortney, Jeffrey L., University of Oklahoma
Race, Identity, and Power in the Choctaw Nation

Haynes, Joshua S., University of Georgia
Theft and Violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier, 1763–1812

Hinzo, Angel M., University of California, Davis
One People, Two Nations: A Comprehensive History of the Winnebago/Ho-Chunk Peoples

Hutchinson, Corinne, Georgetown University
The Morphosyntax of Child Code-Mixing: Evidence from Bilingual Navajo-English Speakers

Lappas, Thomas J., Nazareth College (New York)
Temperance Movements Among the Haudenosaunee, 1830–1930

Lyon, John, University of British Columbia
Copular Predication in Okanagan Salish

Manzano-Munguia, Maria C., Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Economic and Social Experiences of Indigenous “Forced Transnationalism” Across Borderlands: Mexico and the United States

Martin, Alexandra G., College of William and Mary
“Teâno wonck nippée am, I will be here by and by again”: Memory and Movement on the Narragansett Landscape

Merriot, Ivy, Montana State University
The History of Indigenous Astronomy (Sky-Earth) Pedagogies Associated with the Big Horn Medicine Wheel and the A'aninin (Gros Ventres) of Montana

Miller, Douglas K., University of Oklahoma
Urban Relocation and American Indian Initiative, 1940s–1960s

Moss, Meredith, Arizona State University
Miss Navajo Nation's English: Variation and Ideology in Heritage Language Role Models and Advocates

Pollak, Margaret E., University of Wisconsin, Madison
An Ethnohistorical Study of Diabetes in an Urban American Indian Community

Rosen, Bryan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Semantic and Grammatical Relations of Ojibwe Verb Stems

Silverman, David J., George Washington University
Firearms and the Transformation of Native America

Smith, Tash B., St. Gregory's University
“Capture These Indians for the Lord”: The Development of Christianity Among Kiowa and Comanche Communities in Western Oklahoma in the Early Twentieth Century

Smyth, Edward G., University of California, Santa Cruz
The Natchez Diaspora: A History of Indigenous Displacement and Survival in the Atlantic World

Trueman, Alexandra, University of Arizona
Compounding Verbs in Arizona Hiaki

Uchihara, Hiroto, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
A Study of Cherokee Tones

Whalen, Kevin, University of California, Riverside
Beyond School Walls: Indian Education in Southern California, 1902-1946

Wilner, Isaiah, Yale University
The Broken Coast: A Journey to the Edge of Thought

2010-2011

Atkins, Ashley L., College of William and Mary
Changing in Order to Stay the Same: Pamunkey Indian Participation in the Market Economy During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Bowes, John P., Eastern Kentucky University
Northern Indian Removal: An Unfamiliar History

Bruchac, Margaret M., University of Connecticut
At Wood's Edge: Documenting Wampum Loss and Recovery

Butler, Christopher N., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Initiated Into the West: Modernity and Secrecy in American Indian Freemasonry

Carpentier, Michael R., Cornell University
Representations of Authenticity: At the Intersection of Language Ideologies and Orthographies

Fisher, Andrew, College of William and Mary
Strongheart: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Indian

Giabiconi, Julie, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Buffalo River Dene Nation and Treaty No. 10: Ethnohistory of a Neglected Treaty

Guekguezian, Peter A., California State University, Fresno
Verbal Morphophonology in Chukchansi Yokuts

Hilton-Hagemann, Brandi L., University of Oklahoma
Agents of Sovereignty: A Political History of Wind River Indian Reservation Inhabitants, 1868–1982

Horsethief, Christopher, Gonzaga University
Researching Change in the Ktunaxa Language: Exploring Exogenous Factors and Identifying Endogenous Responses to Ktunaxa Ethnohistory

Johnson, Meredith, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Syntax of Potawatomi

Kisin, Eugenia, New York University
Indigenous Sovereignties, Non-Secular Modernities: The Market for Northwest Coast First Nations Art in Vancouver

Schlosser, Kolson, Clarkson University
Perspectives on Cultural Change and Diamond Mining Amongst the Inuit of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Smyth, Edward G., University of California, Santa Cruz
The Natchez Indians, 1682–1830s: A Native American Diaspora

Teasdale, Guillaume, University of Ottawa
The Detroit Indian Deeds of the Post-New France Era and the Growth of the Local French Agricultural Settlements

Toosarvandani, Maziar, University of California, Los Angeles
Nominalization and Temporal Relations in Northern Paiute

Wood, Rebecca J., University of Montana
Language Socialization and the Ideological Dilemmas Among the Salish