College:College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise:American Indian History, Colonial Texas History, Colonial Louisiana History, Colonial New Mexico History, Southern Plains Indians, Caddo Indians, Wichita Indians
Education:PhD, United States History, Tulane University MA, History, University of South Dakota BA, History, University of Missouri
Activities:Author of The Caddo Indians: Tribes at the Convergence of Empires, 1542-1854, the winner of the Ottis Lock Award for Best Book of East Texas given by the East Texas Historical Association; and The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901. Received the Ray Allen Billington Award from the Western History Association for best published article on Western history for "The Kadohadacho Indians and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1803-1815," published in Southwestern Historical Quarterly.