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Posted on March 17th, 2021 in Article, Award, Publication, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Rachel Wheeler, along with her co-authors, recently won the Lester Cappon award for best article published in the William and Mary Quarterly in 2019 and the Robert F. Heizer award for best article published in the field of ethnohistory in 2019.

The award-winning article is titled, “Singing Box 331: Re-Sounding Eighteenth-Century Mohican Hymns from the Moravian Archives,” with additional online archives.

The project involved collaboration with musicologist, Sarah Eyerly, of Florida State University; Grammy winning Mohican musician, Bill Miller; award winning Mohican composer Brent Michael Davids, and other citizens of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans.

The website includes a 12-minute mini documentary:


Rachel Wheeler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI