Amy Lonetree

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsCritical Race and Ethnic Studies,
Chicano Latino Research Center
Phone831-459-3098 (office),
831-459-1924 (message)
Email
FAX831-459-1925
Office241 Humanities 1
Office HoursWinter 2017: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm; Thursdays 9:40-10:40 am
Campus Mail StopHumanities Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Amy Lonetree

Research Interests

Indigenous History, Museum Studies, Commemoration and Public Memory, Native American Cultural Production, Public History, and Ho-Chunk Tribal History

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
M.A. History, Indiana University
B.A. History, University of Minnesota

Selected Publications


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

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

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

  • “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 the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 35, no. 1 (2011): 87-97.

  • “Museums as Sites of Decolonization: Truth Telling in National and Tribal Museums.” In Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives, ed. Susan Sleeper Smith, 322-337. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

  • “’Acknowledging the Truth of History’: Missed Opportunities at the National Museum of the American Indian.” In The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations, ed. Amy Lonetree and Amanda J. Cobb, 305-327. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Revised and expanded version of “Missed Opportunities: Reflections on the NMAI”

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

  • 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).

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

  • “Transforming Lives by Reclaiming Memory: The Dakota Commemorative March of 2004.” In In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors: The Dakota Commemorative Marches of the 21st Century, ed. Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, 246-256. St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press, 2006.

Teaching Interests

Indigenous History, Public History, Museum Studies, and Native American Cultural Production

Courses Taught

HIS 9: Introduction to Native American History
HIS 104C: Celluloid Natives: American Indian History on Film
HIS 104D: Museums and the Representation of Native American History, Memory, and Culture
HIS 190F: Research Seminar in the Americas
HIS 217: Critical Conversations in Native American History