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Treatied spaces: North American indigenous treaties in global context (2019)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (in press). Treatied spaces: North American indigenous treaties in global context. In Companion to Indigenous Global HistoryTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

In 1928, the librarian and scholar Lawrence C. Wroth wrote of how he wished he had been poured “the strong wine” of Indian Treaties as a student instead of the “invincible mediocrity” of the duller literature on the colonial period. This chapter shou... Read More

Native America: A New Narrative (2019)
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Porter, J. (2019). Native America: A New Narrative

David Treuer’s new book reaches the reader garlanded in praise from the world’s most revered arbiters of taste. It is a New York Times bestseller; the paper admires the way it ‘suggests the need for soul-searching’. Vanity Fair likes its ‘hopeful vis... Read More

The power of metaphorical language in treaty diplomacy (2019)
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Hatton, H., & Porter, J. The power of metaphorical language in treaty diplomacy. UNESCO

Submitted to UNESCO World Report of Languages 2019 https://en.unesco.org/feedback/call-research-papers-within-context-2019-international-year-indigenous-languages

The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature (2018)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2018). The horror genre and aspects of Native American Indian literature. In K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, 45-60. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4_4

Porter offers a fascinating exploration of the limitations of genre in relation to certain horror literature produced by authors who identify as American Indian. She explores the horror genre as a context within which the Native dispossession foundat... Read More

The Story of Native North America (2017)
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Porter, J. (2017). The Story of Native North America

https://www.historytoday.com/reviews/story-native-north-america

Progressivism and Native Identities (2014)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native Identities. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native diasporas: Indigenous identities and settler colonialism in the Americas, 273-296. University of Nebraska Press

Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century (2014)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2014). Progressivism and Native American Self-Expression in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth century. In G. D. Smithers, & B. N. Newman (Eds.), Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Setller Colonialism in North America, 273-296. The University of Nebraska Press

This book chapter opens a broad and rewarding analytical window into late nineteenth and early twentieth century identity struggles by introducing the idea of equalling Native American Indian persistence with Native American Indian resistence.

Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness (2014)
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Porter, J. (2014). Native American environmentalism: Land, spirit and the idea of wilderness. Bison books

"In Native American Environmentalism the history of indigenous peoples in North America is brought into dialogue with key environmental terms such as "wilderness" and "nature." The conflict between Christian environmentalist thinking and indigenous v... Read More

Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship (2012)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2013). Native American Indian freemasonry and its relation to the performative turn within contemporary American scholarship. Journal of American Studies, 47(2), 439-458. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875812000795

This article is informed by recent work by the author unearthing the histories of Native American Indian Freemasons from the revolutionary era to the present. Given that performed ritual has always been key to Masonic practice, it was initially suppo... Read More

Introduction to Dee Brown's "Folktales of the Native American" (2012)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2012). Introduction to Dee Brown's "Folktales of the Native American". In Folktales of the Native AmericanFolio Society

An up to the minute introduction to one of the great classics of American ethnography reissued and beautifully illustrated by the Folio Society.

Native American freemasonry: Associationalism and performance in America (2011)
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Porter, J. (2011). Native American freemasonry: Associationalism and performance in America. University of Nebraska Press

About the Book Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era—a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. The overarching concern of Native American Freemas... Read More

Book review : Paul C. Rosier, Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009, $39.95). Pp. 368. ISBN 978 0 6740 3610 9. (2011)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2011). Book review : Paul C. Rosier, Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009, $39.95). Pp. 368. ISBN 978 0 6740 3610 9. Journal of American Studies, 45(3), 633 - 634. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021875811000788

Book review : Seneca Possessed: Indians, Witchcraft, and Power in the Early American Republic . By Matthew Dennis. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. viii, 313 pp. $45.00, ISBN978-0-8122-4226-3.) (2011)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2011). Book review : Seneca Possessed: Indians, Witchcraft, and Power in the Early American Republic . By Matthew Dennis. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. viii, 313 pp. $45.00, ISBN978-0-8122-4226-3.). Journal of American history, 97(4), 1117 - 1117. https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaq083

Book review : David L. Preston, The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667–1783 (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2009, £28.49). Pp. 408. isbn978 0 8032 1369 2. (2011)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2011). Book review : David L. Preston, The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667–1783 (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2009, £28.49). Pp. 408. isbn978 0 8032 1369 2. Journal of American Studies, 45(1), 201 - 202. https://doi.org/10.1017/S002187581000215X

Modernism, authenticity, and Indian identity: Frank "Toronto" Prewett (1893-1962) (2010)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2010). Modernism, authenticity, and Indian identity: Frank "Toronto" Prewett (1893-1962). In D. L. Madsen (Ed.), Native authenticity: Transnational perspectives on Native American literary studies, 103 - 122. State University of New York Press

Due to his Indian ancestry, the Canadian poet Frank James Prewett was nicknamed "Toronto" by the illustrious literary friends he met while recovering in England following his service in World War One. Those friends included Virginia Woolf, Siegfried... Read More

The Rediscovery of the Native American (2009)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2009). The Rediscovery of the Native American. In D. Seed (Ed.), A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction, 183 - 195. Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444310108.ch15

Native American Indian literature is an active, potentially activist literature. This is not to suggest that it is unentertaining, unfunny, or that it has no aesthetic impact. Yet it is hard to read the great diverse mix that is Native American liter... Read More

Competing voices from Native America (2009)
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Ball, D., & Porter, J. (2009). Competing voices from Native America. Greenwood Press

A unique, carefully-chosen selection of short, stimulating primary- source accounts describing the controversial moments in Native American history since 1492. Each section is proceeded by a 2000-word essay by the co-authors, directing readers t... Read More

"Primitive" discourse : aspects of contemporary North American Indian representations of the Irish and of contemporary Irish representations of North American Indians (2008)
Journal Article
Porter, , & Porter, J. (2008). "Primitive" discourse : aspects of contemporary North American Indian representations of the Irish and of contemporary Irish representations of North American Indians. American Studies, 49(3-4), 63-85. doi:10.1353/ams.2010.0020

This article contrasts a number of contemporary incidences of Irish representation of and engagement with Native Americans and their history with two Native American novels and their depictions of Ireland and the Irish, LeAnne Howe’s 2001 book Shells... Read More

“Indiens et franc-maçonnerie: une vision performative de l’historire américaine” /“Native American Indian Freemasonry and the Performative Turn within U.S. History”, (2008)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2008). “Indiens et franc-maçonnerie: une vision performative de l’historire américaine” /“Native American Indian Freemasonry and the Performative Turn within U.S. History”,. In M. Prum (Ed.), Race & the Body in Anglophone Context/ Race et corps dans L’aire Anglophone,, 113 - 135. L’Harmattan

Comme nombre de mes collègues indianistes, cela fait longtemps que je n’ignore plus que les grandes figures masculines du monde politique et littéraire indien du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle avaient, pour la plupar... Read More