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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)
Book
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 about Native American freemasonry: Associationalism and performance in America.

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 about Modernism, authenticity, and Indian identity: Frank "Toronto" Prewett (1893-1962).

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 about The Rediscovery of the Native American.

"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 about "Primitive" discourse : aspects of contemporary North American Indian representations of the Irish and of contemporary Irish representations of North American Indians.