Sherry L. Smith

Curriculum Vitae

Department of History
Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750176
Dallas, TX 75275
Email:
sherrys@smu.edu

Education:

Ph.D., History, University of Washington, 1984
M.A., American Studies, Purdue University, 1974
B.A., History, Purdue University, 1972  

Experience:

University Distinguished Professor, History Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2008-present; Professor, 2000-08; Associate Professor, 1999-2000;

Associate Director,
2001-present and Acting  Director, William B. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, 2000- 01, Fall 2002, Spring 2004.

Associate Professor, History Department, University of Texas, El Paso, 1992-1999; Assistant Professor, 1988-1992;  Visiting Assistant Professor, 1985-1987.

Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1981-82 and 1984-85.

Visiting Assistant Professor/Field Historian, Department of History, University of Wyoming, 1982-84.

Courses:

Native American History (undergraduate, Honors)
Native American Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective (undergraduate)
Native American History Through Biography and Autobiography (freshman seminar)
Native American History Readings/Research Seminars (graduate)
19th Century American West (undergraduate)
20th Century American West (undergraduate)
U.S. History Survey I and II (including Honors)
American West Readings/Research Seminars (graduate)

Major Publications Books:  

Ed. Indians and Energy: Exploitation or Opportunity, co-ed. with Brian Frehner (Santa Fe: School of Advanced Research Press, forthcoming 2010).

Ed., The Future of the Southern Plains (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,  2003; paperback, 2005).

Reimagining Indians: Native Americans Through Anglo Eyes, 1880-1940 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000; paperback edition, 2002). Winner of Organization of American Historians’ Rawley Prize for best book on race relations (2001).

The View From Officers’ Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990; paperback edition, 1991). A Choice Outstanding Academic Title.

Sagebrush Soldier: Private William Earl Smith’s View of the Sioux War of 1876 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989; paperback edition,  2001).

                              

Major Publications Refereed Articles/Book Chapters:

“Reimagining the Blackfeet: Walter McClintock in Historical Perspective,” in Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClinctock, ed. by Steve Grafe (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009).

Indians, The Counterculture and the New Left,” in Beyond Red Power: New Perspectives on American Indian Politics & Action Since 1900, ed. By Loretta Fowler and Dan Cobb, Santa Fe: School of Advanced Research Press, 2007:142-60.

“Frances LaFlesche and the World of Letters,” American Indian Quarterly (Fall 2001):579-603.

“George Bird Grinnell and the ‘Vanishing Plains Indians,’” Montana, the Magazine of Western History (Autumn 2000): 18-31.

“A Jackson Hole Life: Verba Lawrence,” Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal (Summer 1999): 35-43.

“Lost Soldiers: Re-Searching the Military in the West,” Western Historical Quarterly, (Summer, 1998): 149-163. Reprinted in Michael Allen, ed., Frontiers of Western History, The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Western History (Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing, 1999).

“Reimagining the Indian: Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Frank Linderman,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly (Summer 1996): 149-58.

“A Woman’s Life in the Teton Country: Geraldine A. Lucas,” Montana, the Magazine of Western History (Summer 1994): 18-33.

New Directions for Wyoming Women’s History,” Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal (Fall 1991): 150-52.

“Single Women Homesteaders: The Perplexing Case of Elinore Pruitt Stewart,” Western Historical Quarterly (May 1991): 163-83. Reprinted in Gordon Bakken and Brenda Farrington, eds., The American West (Garland Publishing Inc., 2000) and in Sandra Schackel, ed., Western Women’s Lives: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003).

“A Window on Themselves: Officers’ and Their Wives’ Perceptions of Indians,” New Mexico Historical Review (October 1989): 447-461.

“Stanley Vestal,” in Historians of the American Frontier, John Wunder, ed., (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1988): 697-712.

“Beyond Princess and Squaw: Indian Women and the Military on the Nineteenth Century Frontier,” in The Women’s West, Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson, eds., (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987): 63-75. Reprinted in David Anthony Clark, et. al., The Power of Many Voices: Readings in North America and United States History, 1550-1865 (Acton, Massachusetts: Copely Custom Publishing Group, 1995), 248-260.

“Private Conscience vs. Public Duty: Army Officers’ Reflections on the Indian Wars,” in Reflecting on Values: Unity and Diversity of the Humanities, David Tebaldi, ed., (Laramie: Wyoming Council for the Humanities, 1983): 71-80.

“The Bozeman Trail,” Annals of Wyoming (Spring 1983): 32-50.

“Officers’ Wives, Indians and the Indian Wars,” Order of the Indian Wars Journal (Winter 1980): 35-46.

Other Publications:

“Reconciliation and Restitution in the American West,” Western Historical Quarterly (Winter 2010, forthcoming). Western History Association Presidential Address.

“Helen Hunt Jackson,” “Dawes Severalty Act,” “Bureau of Indian Affairs,” “Treaty of Medicine Lodge,” and “U.S. Cavalry” in Old West: Yesterday and Today (London: White-Thomson Publishing, forthcoming). Invited.

“LaFlesche Family” and “Oil and Gas,” Encyclopedia of United States-American Indian Policy, Relations and Law (Washington, DC: CQ Press, forthcoming).  Invited.

“Identities in a Modern World,” Journal of American Ethnic History (Fall 2003): 93-96. Invited.

“Woman Homesteaders” and “Military Wives/Outposts,” in Encyclopedia of Women in the American West (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2003). Invited.

“Introduction,” to Covered Wagon Women, Vol. 9 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999): v-xi. Invited.

“Frontier Army: Military Life on the Frontier,” “Women and the Frontier Army,” and “George Crook,” Encyclopedia of the American West (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1996). Invited.

“What’s New About the New Western History?,” Wyoming Annals, (Spring 1995): 4-5, 77. Invited.

“Foreword,” to paperback edition, Following the Indian Wars: The Story of the Newspaper Correspondents Among the Indian Campaigners, by Oliver Knight (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993). Invited.

“Frances Fuller Victor” and “Elinore Pruitt Stewart,” in An Encyclopedic Handbook of American Women’s History, Angela Zophy, ed., (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1990; 2nd edition, 2000).

Grants, Fellowships & Awards:

Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, Huntington Library, 2009-10.

President, Western History Association, 2008-09.

Calvin Horn Lecturer, University of New Mexico, Spring 2008.

Special Research Leave, Dedman College, Southerm Methodist University, 2005.

Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, 2004-05.

Ray Allen Billington Lecturer, Huntington Library, February 2004.

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, 2002-05.

University Research Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, 2001-02.

Organization of American Historians’ James A. Rawley Prize (best book on race relations published in 2000) for Reimagining Indians, April 2001

Author’s Award, Godbey Lecture Series, Southern Methodist University, for Reimagining Indians, April 2001.

University Research Council Grant, Southern Methodist University, 2000-01.

University Research Institute Grant, University of Texas, El Paso, 1998-99.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers, 1996-97.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, “World War II: Homefront On the Border,” Project Director, 1995-96.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1994.

Lola Homsher Research Grant, Wyoming State Historical Society, 1994.

Fulbright Foundation Senior Lectureship, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993.

Frederick W. Beinecke Fellowship in Western Americana, Beinecke Library, Yale University, 1992.

Faculty Development and University Research Institution Grants, UTEP, 1992-93.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education, “Indigenous Responses to European Colonization of the Americas,” Project Director, 1991-92.

Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship, Huntington Library, 1991.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for The View From Officers’ Row, 1990.

National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grant, 1990

University Research Institution Grants, UTEP, 1989-90.

Wyoming Council for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Research & Study, 1988-89.

Wyoming Council for the Humanities, Special Projects Grant, November 1987-June, 1988.

Beveridge Award, American Historical Association, 1986.

Wyoming Council for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Research & Study, 1984-85.

Newberry Library, Short-Term Fellowship, 1980.

Arthur A. Denny Fellowship (research grant), University of Washington, 1979.

Phi Beta Kappa, Purdue University, 1972.

Book, The View From Officers’ Row selected for List of Outstanding Books of 1990 compiled by Choice: Current Reviews for College Libraries.

Invited Lectures (selected list):

“Discovering the Nations Within: Indians, the Counterculture, and the New Left in the ‘Sixties’ West,” Calvin Horn Lecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April, 2008.

“The Nations Within: Native Americans in the 20th Century,” Dedman College Master Lecture Series, Dallas, Texas, October 2007.

“Indians, the Counterculture and the New Left in New Mexico,” SMU-in-Taos summer lecture series, Taos, New Mexico, May 2006. 

“Winning the West Revisited,” Department of Education “Teaching American History” Conference, Vancouver, Washington, May 2004. I also delivered variations of this paper at a National Park Service Conference, Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, August 2004 and a Nebraska State Historical Society-sponsored conference on Army Posts at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, April 2009.  

“Indians, Imagination and Policy in the Twentieth Century West,” Ray Allen Billington Lecture, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, February 2004.

“On The Home Front: Military Family Life in the 19th Century West,” Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, September 2003.

“Indians, the Counterculture and the New Left,” Oklahoma Professional Historians Association, Stillwater, Oklahoma, February 2001.

“After the Trail Dust Settled: Reimagining Montana’s Indians in the Early Twentieth Century,” Bozeman Trail Heritage Conference, Montana Historical Society, Bozeman, Montana, July 1999.

“Ambivalent Conquerors: The Army and the Indian in the 19th Century West,” “Contested Ground” Symposium, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois, May 1999.

“Indians, Imagination and Identity in the 20th Century American West,” Phi Alpha Theta Banquet Speaker, University of Toledo, April 1999.

“The Perils of Public History in a Contentious World,” Wyoming Association of Professional Historians, Casper, Wyoming, April 1995.

“Caught in the Crossfires: Women and the Indian Wars,” Colorado Historical Society, Denver, Colorado, October 1994.

“American Indians: Their Past and Present Status in the United States,” New Zealand International Affairs Group, Timaru, New Zealand, October 1993. 

“Reimagining Indians: Popularizers of Ethnography, 1880-1930,” Maori Studies Department, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, September 1993.

“Beyond Princess and Squaw: Women and the United States Indian Wars,” Royal Society of New Zealand, History Section, Otago Branch, Dunedin, New Zealand, September 1993.

“American Indians’ Tribal Rights and Sovereignty in the United States,” University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, August 1993.

“The West of Alfred Jacob Miller,” El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, February 1993.

“Reimagining the Indian: C.E.S. Wood and Mabel Dodge Luhan,” Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma,  February 1993.

“The Women in the Indian Wars Story,” Western New Mexico State University, Silver City, New Mexico, March 1992.

“George Bird Grinnell and the Indians of Montana,” and “Participants’ Private Reflections on a Public War,’ Montana History Conference, Helena, October 1991.

“In Contemplation and Combat: Army Officers and Indians,” Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, May 1991.

“An Enlisted Man’s View of the Indian Wars,” Texas A & M University, April 1991.

Conference Papers:

“Indians, the Counterculture and the New Left in California,” Organization of American Historians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2007. 

“Indians, the Counterculture and the New Left in the Pacific Northwest,” American Society for Ethnohistory, Chicago, Illinois, October 2004.

“On the Middle Ground: Francis LaFlesche,” American Society for Ethnohistory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 1998.

“Women’s Experience in Jackson Hole,” Fourth Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Yellowstone National Park, October 1997. 

“Reimagining the Indian: Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Frank Linderman,” Symposium of the Center for the Study  of the Pacific Northwest,” Seattle, Washington, November 1994.

“Reimagining the Indian: Charles Fletcher Lummis and Mabel Dodge Luhan,” Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1994.

“Private Battles on Public Wars: Army Officers’ Personal Reflections on the Indian Wars,” American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., December 1992.

“Filming the Western Past,” Western History Association, New Haven, Connecticut, October 1992. 

“From Enemy to Inspiration: C.E.S. Wood and the Indians,” Western History Association, Reno, Nevada, October 1990.

“Rethinking ‘The Indian’: Mary Roberts Rinehart and Mabel Dodge Luhan,” New Mexico Women’s Studies Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 1990.

“With Mackenzie on the Texas and Wyoming Frontiers: A Private’s Perspective,” Texas State Historical Association, Lubbock, Texas, March 1989.

“Single Women Homesteaders: The Perplexing Case of Elinore Pruitt Stewart,” American Historical Association,  Pacific Coast Branch, San Francisco, August 1988.

“The Real and the Fictional Elinore Pruitt Stewart,” Women’s West Conference, San Francisco, August 1987.

“‘We Find Them Decidedly Human:’ Army Officers’ and Wives’ Reflections on 19th Century Indian Women,” American Society for Ethnohistory, Charleston, South Carolina, November 1986.

“Perceptions of Indians: Army Officers and Their Wives on the Military Frontier,” Western History Association,  Billings, Montana, 1986.

Work In Progress:

Discovering the Nations Within: Indians, the Counterculture and the New Left, 1960-1975 (monograph).

Professional Memberships:

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Western History Association
American Society for Ethnohistory

Professional Service:

President and Executive Board, Western History Association, 2008-present.

Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecturer, 2002-05.

Western History Association, Council, 1999-2001.

Western History Association, Co-Chair, Program Committee, 2001 Conference.

Executive Board, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, 1999- present.

Steering Committee, Graduate Student 2000 Program, University of Oklahoma Press, 2001- 2005.

Western History Association Caughey Prize Committee, (best book in western history), 2002- 2004, Chair, 2004.

Western History Association, Nominating Committee, 1991-93.

Western History Association, Program Committee, 1992-93.

Board of Editorial Consultants, The Journal of Arizona History, 2002-2004.

Editorial Board, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 1996-2003.

Editorial Board, SMU Press, 2004-06.

Editorial Board, Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal, 1995-present.

Editorial Board, Western Historical Quarterly, 1991-94.

Editorial Board, Texas Western Press, 1990-94.

Western History Association, Arrell Gibson Prize Committee (Indian History article), 1997-99.

Western Association of Women Historians, Sierra Prize Committee (book), 1995-98; Chair, 1995-96.

Phi Alpha Theta-Westerners International, Dissertation Prize Committee, 1996-2000.

Spur Awards Committee, Historical Non-fiction, Western Writers of America, 1998-99.

Berkshire Conference Book Prize Specialist Reader, 1999.

Wyoming Historical Society, Publications Committee, 1996-99.

Panelist for National Endowment for the Humanities:
    Public Program Division/Media Panel, 2004, 1998, 1990, 1988
    Fellowships Division Panel, 1996
    Preservation/Access Division Panel,  1995, 2002
    Public Program Division Panel, 1992

Reviewed NEH proposals for Divisions of Research and Preservation/Access, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998.

Advisor for “Last Stand at Little Bighorn,” WGBH/NEH film for PBS’ “The American Experience” series, aired November 1992.

Consultant for Discovery Channel series, “How the West Was Lost,” aired spring 1993.

Consultant for “Held In Trust,” film about Lt. Henry Flipper, KCOS-TV, El Paso, Texas, aired February 1995.

Published book reviews:

American Historical Review, Journal of American History, Western Historical Quarterly, American Indian Quarterly, Ethnohistory, Environmental History, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review, The Public Historian, Journal  of the Southwest, Montana, the Magazine of Western History, Journal of American Ethnic History, New Mexico Historical Review, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, South Dakota History, Great Plains Quarterly, Annals of Wyoming, Idaho Yesterdays, Nebraska History, Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science, Journal of the West, Journal of Arizona History, Military History of the Southwest, Journal of Military History, Red River Historical Review, Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.

Evaluated manuscripts: 

Journal of American History, Western Historical Quarterly, Pacific Historical Review,  Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Montana, the Magazine of Western History, Great Plains Quarterly, The Public Historian,  Pacific Northwest Quarterly, The Historian, Military History of the West, New Mexico Historical Review, Annals of Wyoming, Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, University of Oklahoma Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of Arizona Press, University of Texas Press, University of Tennessee Press, Oregon State University Press, Texas Tech University Press, Texas Western Press, Praeger/ Greenwood Press,  D.C. Heath, Houghton Mifflin, Prentice Hall, Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, and Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Service Record:

Southern Methodist University

History Department:

    Director of Graduate Studies, 2004-present.
    Undergraduate Committee, Fall 1999-present;
    Graduate Committee, Spring   2001, Fall 2002- present.
    Search Committee, Women’s History, Fall 1999-Spring 2000
    Executive Board, Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Fall 1999-present

College and University:
  
 Search Committee, Dean of Dedman College (Liberal Arts/Sciences), 2007-08
    Search Committee, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, 2006-07
    Faculty Council (advisory committee for Dean of Dedman College), 2006-09
    University Research Council, 2003-present
    Faculty Senate Library Committee, 2002-04
    Ethnic Studies Task Force, 2001
    Search Committee, Director, DeGolyer Library, 2000-01
   
Hyer Society Selection Committee, 2000-01

University of Texas, El Paso

University:
   
Faculty Welfare Committee, Faculty Senate, 1997-99
    Faculty Senate, 1993-95
    Texas Western Press Editorial Board, 1990-93
    Museum Committee, Faculty Senate, 1988-1991
    Centennial Museum, Faculty Associate, 1989-90

College of Liberal Arts:
   
Merit Evaluation Appeals Committee, 1995
    Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1992-93 and 1989-1990
    Faculty Development Committee, 1990-91

History Department:
   
Merit Review Committee, 1998, 1994
    Search Committee, World History Position, 1997-98
    El Paso History Conference Committee, 1997-98
    Long Range Planning Committee, 1997-98
   
Zephyr (department newsletter) text editor, 1998
   
Public Relations Coordinator, 1997-99
    Search Committee, Nineteenth Century US History, Chair, 1995-96
    Oral History Committee, Co-Chair, 1995-96
    U.T. Austin Grant Implementation Committee, 1995-96
    Search Committee, Immigration History, 1992-93
    Co-Graduate Advisor, 1990-92
    Advisory Council, 1991-92
    Symposium Committee, 1991-92
    Scholarship Committee, 1991-92

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Western History Association

 

    Lanterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter Mcclintock (The Western Legacies Series)L
La
nterns on the Prairie: The Blackfeet Photographs of Walter McClinctock

 

 


Beyond Red Power:
New Perspectives on American Indian Politics & Action Since 1900

 

 


The Future of the Southern Plains


 

 


Reimagining Indians: Native Americans Through Anglo Eyes, 1880-1940.

 

 


The View From Officers’ Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians.

 

 


Sagebrush Soldier: Private William Earl Smith’s View of the Sioux War of 1876

 

 


 Historians of the American Frontier

 

 


Beyond Princess and Squaw: Indian Women and the Military on the Nineteenth Century Frontier,” in The Women’s West

 

 


“Introduction,” to Covered Wagon Women, Vol. 9

 

 


“Foreword,” to paperback edition, Following the Indian Wars: The Story of the Newspaper Correspondents Among the Indian Campaigners