James Taylor Carson is professor and chair of the Department of History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and a founding editor of Native South. He is the author of Searching for the Bright Path: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal (Nebraska, 1999) and Making an Atlantic World: Circles, Paths, and Stories from the Colonial South (Tennessee, 2007). He is also co-editor of American Exceptionalisms: From Winthrop to Winfrey (suny, 2011).
Alejandra Dubcovsky is assistant professor of history at Yale University. She is the author of “One Hundred Sixty-One Knots, Two Plates, and One Emperor: Creek Information Networks in the Era of the Yamasee War,” Ethnohistory 59, no. 3 (Summer 2012), which won the John H. Hann Award from the Florida Historical Society. Her forthcoming book, tentatively titled Colonial Communication, Networks of Information in the American South from Pre-Contact to 1740, focuses on the acquisition and transmission of news in a pre-postal, pre–printing press colonial world.
Mika Endo is a Fulbright history scholar pursuing a doctoral degree in history at George Mason University. Her PhD research is on twentieth-century Native American racial identity in Virginia and eastern Tennessee.
Robbie Ethridge is professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi and co–associate editor of Native South. Her publications include Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World (North Carolina, [End Page 150] 2003) and From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 (North Carolina, 2010). She is also the coeditor of three collections of essays.
Jason Baird Jackson is associate professor of folklore and director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University. His publications include Yuchi Ceremonial Life: Performance, Meaning and Tradition in a Contemporary American Indian Community (Nebraska, 2003) and Yuchi Folklore: Cultural Expression in a Southeastern Native American Community (Oklahoma, 2013). He is also the editor of Yuchi Indian Histories before the Removal Era (Nebraska, 2012).
Michelle LeMaster is associate professor of history at Lehigh University. Her book, Brothers Born of One Mother: British-Native American Relations in the Colonial Southeast (Virginia, 2012), investigates the role that ideas about gender and family played in Anglo-Indian contact in South Carolina and Georgia before the Revolution. She is also the coeditor of Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories (South Carolina, 2013).
Kristofer Ray is associate professor of history at Austin Peay State University. He is the author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier (Tennessee, 2007) and is currently researching the ways in which Cherokees set the parameters of European projection into the upper reaches of southern trans-Appalachia, circa 1670 to 1763.
Kristalyn Marie Shefveland is assistant professor of History at the University of Southern Indiana. She received her PhD in American History from the University of Mississippi in 2010. Her research interests include colonial America, Native America, the Southeast, the Atlantic World, and the British Empire. She is currently working on several articles based on Anglo-Indian interaction in colonial Virginia. [End Page 151]