Powwow. Clyde Ellis, Gary Dunham, and Luke Eric Lassiter, eds. (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
A Dancing People: Powwow Culture on the Southern Plains (University Press of Kansas, 2003. Paperback edition, 2006). Finalist, 2004 Western Writers of America contemporary non-fiction prize; Finalist, 2004 Oklahoma Center for the Book Non-Fiction Prize; Nominee, 2004 Western History Association John Ewers Prize.
The Jesus Road: Kiowas, Christianity, and Indian Hymns (with a compact disk of 26 hymns), with Luke Eric Lassiter and Ralph Kotay (University of Nebraska Press, 2002). Nominee, 2002 Society for Humanistic Anthropology’s Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing; nominee, 2003 Society for Ethnomusicology’s Alan P. Merriam Prize. Named to Choice magazine’s list of the most significant university press titles published in 2001–2002.
To Change Them Forever: Indian Education at the Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1893-1920 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1996. Paperback edition, 2008). Winner, 1997 Gustavus Myers Award for the Outstanding Work on Intolerance in North America. Nominee, Oklahoma Center for the Book Non-fiction prize.
“More Real Than The Indians Themselves: The Early Years of the Indian Lore Movement in the United States.” Montana 58:3(2008): 3-27. Winner, 2009 Montana Historical Society Vivian Paladin Award; Finalist, 2009 Western Writers of America prize for non-fiction; nominee 2009 Western History Association Arrell M. Gibson Award.
“‘We Had a Lot of Fun, But of Course, That Wasn’t the School Part’: Life at the Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1893-1920,” in Clifford Trafzer et al, eds., Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences (University of Nebraska Press, 2006): 65-98.
“Reading Between The Lines: A History of the Old and New Testaments in the Absaroki or Crow Indian Language,” with Charlene Porsild. Montana 55:1(2005): 72-75.
“Five Dollars a Week to Be ‘Regular Indians’: Shows, Exhibitions, and the Economics of Indian Dancing, 1880-1930,” in Brian Hosmer and Colleen O’Neil, eds., Native Pathways: Economic Development and American Indian Culture (University Press of Colorado, 2004): 181-206.
“‘There’s A Dance Every Weekend’: Powwow Culture in Southeast North Carolina,” in Celeste Ray, ed., Southern Heritage on Display: Public Ritual and Ethnic Diversity within Southern Regionalism (University of Alabama Press, 2003): 79-105. Choice award for books published in 2003-04.
“‘There is No Doubt…the Dances Should Be Curtailed’: Indian Dances and Federal Policy on the Southern Plains, 1880-1930.” Pacific Historical Review 70:4(2001): 543-69. Nominee, 2002 Western History Association Arrell M. Gibson Award.
“‘We Don’t Want Your Rations, We Want This Dance’: The Changing Use of Song and Dance On The Southern Plains.” Western Historical Quarterly 30:2(1999): 133-54. Nominee, History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s 1999 Covert Award in Mass Communication History; the American Society for Ethnohistory’s 1999 Robert F. Heizer Award; and for the Society for History in the Federal Government’s 1999 James Madison Award.
“Commentary: Applying Communitas to Kiowa Powwows,” with Luke Eric Lassiter. American Indian Quarterly 22:4(1998): 485-91.
“Boarding School Life at the Kiowa-Comanche Agency, 1893-1920.” Historian 58:4(1996): 777-93.
“‘There Are So Many Things Needed’: Establishing The Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1891-1900.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 72:4(1995): 414-39.
“Louise Erdrich.” American Studies Journal, Zentrum fuer USA Studien, Stiftung Leucorea an der Martin Luther Universitat, 34(1994): 44-45.
“‘A Remedy for Barbarism’: Indian Schools, the Civilizing Program, and the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation, 1871-1915.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 18:3(1994): 85-120.
“‘Our Ill-fated Relative’: John Rollin Ridge and the Cherokee People.” Chronicles of Oklahoma 68:4(1991): 376-95.
“‘Truly Dancing Their Own Way’: The Modern Revival and Diffusion of the Gourd Dance.” American Indian Quarterly 14:1(1990): 19-34.