Selected Articles

“Wage Work in the Sacred Circle: The Ghost Dance as Modern Religion,” Western Historical Quarterly (forthcoming, Summer, 2015)

Cutting research at UC would slow advances,” Sacramento Bee, May 9, 2015.

“Owning Nature: Towards an Environmental History of Private Property,” in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History edited by Andrew Isenberg (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 398-425.

“Wounded Knee and the Ghost Dance: Christian Prayer, American Politics, and Indian Protest,” Reviews in American History, 39(4) December 2011: 665 – 672. (pdf)

“Animal Visions: Rethinking the History of the Human Future,” Environmental History 16 (July 2011): 413 – 7. (pdf)

“Paths Toward Home: Landmarks of the Field in Environmental History,” in Douglas C. Sackman, ed., Companion to American Environmental History (New Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), 3 – 32. (pdf)

“Cody’s Last Stand: Masculine Anxiety, the Custer Myth, and the Frontier of Domesticity in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show,” Western Historical Quarterly 34(1) Spring 2003: 49 – 69. (pdf)

  • Winner of the Oscar O. Winther Prize for Best Article in the Western Historical Quarterly, 2003; selected for re-publication in Plains Tapestries: New Histories of the Heartland (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, forthcoming), edited by John Wunder.

“Buffalo Bill Meets Dracula: William F. Cody, Bram Stoker, and the Frontiers of Racial Decay,” American Historical Review 107(4), October, 2002: 1124 – 1157. (pdf)

“The Nature of Conquest: Indians, Americans, and Environmental History,” in Neal Salsbury and Philip J. Deloria, eds., Companion to American Indian History (Malden, MA; Blackwell’s, 2001) : 287 – 306.

“Vanishing Point: Images of Indians and Ideas of America,” (review essay) Ethnohistory 46:2 Spring, 1999: 360 – 372

“Seeing the People for the Trees: the Promise and Pitfalls of Indian Environmental History,” OAH Magazine of History 10:3 (Spring 1996): 18 – 23