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Dr Kristofer Ray


Kristofer Ray

Leverhulme Trust Lecturer in Indigenous America

Biography Kristofer Ray is Leverhulme Trust Lecturer in Indigenous America. A student of the 16th-18th Century Native South, Indigenous Ohio Valley, and Indian slavery, he also edits the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and co-edits the “Indians and Southern History” series with the University of Alabama Press. In addition to several books chapters and journal articles, he is the author of Middle Tennessee, 1775-1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier (Tennessee, 2007) and Cherokees, Europeans, and Empire in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1670-1774 (forthcoming). He also co-edit with Brady DeSanti (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) a volume titled Understanding and Teaching Native American History: Essays and Resources (under contract, Wisconsin).

Ray received my PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003.
Research Interests Indigenous North America
Indigenous Sovereignty
16th-18th Century Native South and Ohio Valley
The Legal Construction of Indigenous Slavery