Lesley M. Graybeal received her PhD in social foundations of education from the University of Georgia in 2011 and is a faculty member in the English Department at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served as secretary of the Underrepresented Groups Committee of the Comparative and International Education Society from 2010 to 2012. Her research interests include nonformal education, community and grassroots education, museum rhetoric, and indigenous knowledge and methodologies.
Christopher D. Haveman is assistant professor of history at the University of West Alabama. His current project is a book-length manuscript on Creek Indian removal.
Joshua Piker is an associate professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America. He is currently completing the manuscript for his next book, The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler.
Mikhelle Lynn Ross-Mulkey is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. She is completing her degree in American Indian studies with a minor in public administration. Her dissertation research focuses on Cherokee leadership styles between women and men. She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. She received her BS in ethnic studies at Oregon State University and her MA in American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. Her master’s thesis focused on the Cherokee Phoenix (1828–1835).
Jessica Stern is an assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton. She has articles and essays published and forthcoming in Early American Studies, Ethnohistory, and Crisis and Conflict in the Carolinas, edited by Bradford Wood and Michelle LeMaster. [End Page 166]
Jace Weaver is Franklin Professor of Native American studies and director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia. He specializes in Native literature and culture and federal Indian law. He has eleven books and numerous articles to his credit. His most recent book is Notes from a Miner’s Canary: Essays on the State of Native America (University of New Mexico Press, 2010). His monograph manuscript “The Red Atlantic” is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. [End Page 167]