Department of Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Specialist in American Indian women (especially Sacajawea), life history as method, folklore, and contemporary American Indian issues including religion, land claims and history of federal policy. She has authored two books, "Ethnic Identity and the Boarding School Experience" (1983) and "Essie's Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher" (1998) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has been teaching undergraduates for 27 years and has been at UNC since 1990.