Faculty Directory

Amy Lonetree
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-3098 (office), 831-459-1924 (message)
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-1925
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 241
  • Office Hours Tuesday 12-1 pm and Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm; email in advance to set up a Zoom meeting during office hours.
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses 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

Summary of Expertise

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

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

Books

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

 

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

 

Edited Volumes

Guest Editor (with Sascha Scott), “Native Survivance and Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Visual and Material Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries,” a special issue of Arts 9, n.1 (2020). https://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/special_issues/indigenous_visual_material_culture

 

Guest Editor (with Jon Daehnke), “Critical Conversations in Cultural Heritage,” a special issue of The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019).

 

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

 

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).

 

Articles

“Decolonizing Museums, Memorials, and Monuments.”  The Public Historian 43, no. 4 (2021): 21-27.

 

with Sascha T. Scott, “The Past and the Future are Now” Arts 9, n.1 (2020). https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/9/3/77/htm

 

with Jon Daehnke, “Introduction: Conversations in Critical Cultural Heritage.” The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019): 13-17.

 

“A Heritage of Resilience: Ho-Chunk Family Photographs in the Visual Archive.” The Public Historian 41, no. 1 (2019): 34-50.

 

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.

 

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

 

Book Chapters

"Indigenous Child Removal: Narratives of Violence, Trauma, and Survivance." In Violence and Indigenous Communities: Confronting the Past, Engaging the Present, eds., Susan Sleeper Smith, Jeffrey Ostler, and Joshua L. Reid, 245-260.  Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2021.

 

"Critical Engagements with Collections: Contemporary Indigenous Artists at the Tweed Museum.”  In Perspectives and Parallels: Expanding Interpretative Foundations with American Indian Curators and Writers, by Tweed Museum, 24-25, 42-43. Duluth, MN: Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2014. 

 

“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.

 

"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” in American Indian Quarterly 30, nos. 3 & 4 (2006): 632- 645.

 

“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