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Academic interests

North American archaeology, ethics in anthropology, indigenous and community archaeology, Native American issues, cultural and intellectual property, archaeology of the contemporary world


  • Indians of North America
  • Museum Ethics
  • Indigenous People and Museums
  • Issues in Cultural Heritage
  • Fantastic Archaeology
  • Native American Representation
  • Understanding Museums
  • Introduction to Museum Studies
  • North American Prehistory
  • Human Origins


  • Lecturer, President's Dream Colloquium on Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Simon Fraser University (2015)
  • Lecturer Richard Frucht Memorial Lecturer, University of Alberta, Edmonton (2012)
  • Outstanding Dinstingushed Resident Faculty. School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI (2009)
  • Peter J. Ucko Memorial Award for Contributions to World Archaeology, World Archaeological Congress (2008), Dublin, Ireland
  • Elden Johnson Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, (2005);
  • Mariko Mizuhara Award for Cross-Cultural Understanding (2000), University of Iowa; 
  • National Lecturer, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (1991-93);
  • Harrington Lecturer, University of South Dakota (1992)
  • Distinguished Regents Professor (1990) University of South Dakota;
  • Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, University of South Dakota (1990);
  • Presidential Fellow, University of South Dakota (1987-88);
  • Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of South Dakota (1986);
  • Teacher of the Year, Student Association, University of South Dakota (1980)


  • The Sacred Wisdom of North American Indians (2012) Trade volume, Watkins Press
  • Integral, ancillary, or incidental: Teaching Ideal or Real in Social Science Research Ethics? Teaching Ethics  12(2): 1-5 (2012)
  • Displaced and Barely Visible: Archaeology and the Material Culture of Homelessness. Historical Archaeology 45(1): 67-85 (2011) With Jessica Welch.
  • Activism and Creating a translational archaeology of homelessness. World Archaeology 42(3) : 443 -454 (2011). With Courtney Singleton and Jessica Welch
  • The Archaeologist's Field Handbook. (2008) With Claire Smith and Heather Burke. AltaMira Press.
  • The Ancient One: Perspectives on Kennewick Man. (2008) Co-edited with Heather Burke, Claire Smith,Joe Watkins, and Dorothy Lippert, Left Coast Press
  • "Beyond Racism: Some Opinions about Racialism and American Archaeology". American Indian Quarterly. 30(3):461-485. With Roger Echo-Hawk. (2006);
  • "Scale, Model Complexity, and Understanding: Simulation of Settlement Processes in the Glenwood Locality of Southwestern Iowa, 1976 and 2000". In Confronting Scale in Archaeology: Issues in Theory and Practice, edited by Gary Lock and Brian Molyneaux. New York: Springer. pp. 129-144. (2006);
  • "Liberating Archaeology, Liberation Archaeologies and WAC". Archaeologies 2(1): 85-95.(2006);
  • "Toward an Archaeology of Homelessness". Anthropology News 47(2):54. With Jessica Welch (2006);
  • "Consulting Stakeholders". In, Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses, edited by Jane Balme and Alistiar Paterson. Blackwell:London. pp. 39-58. (2005);
  • "Public Heritage, a Desire for a “White” History for America, and Some Impacts of the Kennewick Man/Ancient One decision". International Journal of Cultural Property, 12:265-274. (2005);
  • Native North American/First Nations: Myth, Life, and Art. London: Duncan Baird Publishers (2003);
  • Ethical Issues in Archaeology. AltaMira Press: Walnut Creek, CA. Co-edited with Karen D. Vitelli and Julie Hollowell-Zimmer (2003); 
  • Presenting the Past . AltaMira Press: Walnut Creek, CA. (2003); numerous other books, book chapters, and articles


  • Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (International advisory board) Springer.
  • Collaborations in Anthropology (Journal Advisory Board) University of Nebraska Press
  • Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress(Advisory Board)
  • Indigenous Archaeologies (series), Left Coast Press, co-editor
  • Public Policy Committee (elected), American Anthropological Association, 2008-present;
  • Vice-President, World Archaeological Congress, 2004-2009;
  • Chair, Budget Committee, World Archaeological Congress, 2004-2009

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