Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Her primary area of research and teaching is in the field of Indigenous comparative politics, Native diplomacy, and treaty and aboriginal rights. She received her PhD in American studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in 2008. Her doctoral research focused on Anishinaabe treaty making with the United States and Canada and serves as the foundation for her manuscript “Stealing Fire, Scattering Ashes: Anishinaabe Treaty-Relations and U.S./Canada State-Formation” (in progress, University of Minnesota Press, First Peoples series). In addition, she is the coauthor of the third edition of American Indian Politics and the American Political System (2010) with David E. Wilkins.
William S. Kiser did his undergraduate work at New Mexico State University and is currently a graduate student in history at Arizona State University, focusing on southwestern history, especially military and Native American. His ultimate goal is to become a college history professor specializing in the history of the nineteenth-century American West. His first book, Turmoil on the Rio Grande: The History of the Mesilla Valley 1846–1865, was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2011.
Cynthia L. Landrum currently teaches for the Native American Studies Program in the Department of History at Portland State University. She holds a PhD in American Indian history from Oklahoma State University. Her essay “Shape-shifters, Ghosts, and Residual Power: An Examination of Northern Plains Spiritual Beliefs, Location, Objects, and Spiritual Colonialism” is included in the anthology Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in North American Cultures and History with the University of Nebraska Press, and she has another essay, “Earth Mother, Earth People, Earth Speakers: The Impact of the Dann [End Page 254] Sisters,” forthcoming in Heroes of American Indian Law: The Advocates of Tribal Sovereignty with Carolina Academic Press.
Dennis Wiedman received his PhD in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 1979. His Native American research extends from the Miccosukee of South Florida, to the Delaware, Cherokee, and Plains Apache of Oklahoma, to the Tlingit, Alutiq, and Inupiat of Alaska. He specializes in Native American health issues, especially diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. He is an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. [End Page 255]