Native borderlands narratives have benefited from a recent surge in scholarly attention (p. 9)
While many studies in borderlands history contain indigenous content, the represent a preliminary list of books that feature Indigenous peoples and issues more prominently. Starting with these texts, footnotes can be mined for additional studies and author names should be cross-referenced on journal article databases for associated works.
Barr, Juliana. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. The University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Bellfy, Phil. Three Fires Unity: The Anishnaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Beyreis, David C. Blood in the Borderlands: Conflict, Kinship, and the Bent Family, 1821–1920. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Blyth, Lance R. Chiricahua and Janos: Communities of Violence in the Southwestern Borderlands, 1680-1880. First Edition edition. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.
Brooks, James F. Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. Illustrated edition. The University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Brooks, Lisa. Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War. Reprint edition. Yale University Press, 2019.
Carter, Sarah, and Patricia A. McCormack, eds. Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands. First Edition edition. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2011.
Carter, William B. Indian Alliances and the Spanish in the Southwest, 750-1750. Reprint. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip. Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History. 3rd ed. edition. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2007.
Crandall, Maurice S. These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598–1912. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
DeLay, Brian, ed. North American Borderlands. 1st ed. Routledge, 2012.
DeLay, Brian. War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War. Yale University Press, 2009.
Folsom, Raphael Brewster. The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.
Graybill, Andrew R. Policing the Great Plains: Rangers, Mounties, and the North American Frontier, 1875-1910. University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Greene, Jerome A. Beyond Bear’s Paw: The Nez Perce Indians in Canada. University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.
Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole M. Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press Books, 2011.
Hall, Ryan. Beneath the Backbone of the World: Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720–1877. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
Hamalainen, Pekka Hamalainen. The Comanche Empire. Yale University Press, 2009.
Hatfield, Shelley Ann Bowen. Chasing Shadows: Indians Along the United States-Mexico Border 1876-1911. 1st ed. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.
Hele, Karl S., ed. Lines Drawn upon the Water: First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.
Hogue, Michel. Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Jacoby, Karl. Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History. Penguin Press HC, The, 2008.
Jagodinsky, Katrina. Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.
John, Rachel St. Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.
Kiser, William S. Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
———. Dragoons in Apacheland: Conquest and Resistance in Southern New Mexico, 1846–1861. Reprint edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
LaDow, Beth. The Medicine Line: Life and Death on a North American Borderland. New edition. Routledge, 2002.
Lahti, Janne. Wars for Empire: Apaches, the United States, and the Southwest Borderlands. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.
Langfur, Hal. The Forbidden Lands: Colonial Identity, Frontier Violence, and the Persistence of Brazil’s Eastern I [Paperback]. Stanford University Press, 2008.
Manzione, Joseph. I Am Looking to the North for My Life: Sitting Bull, 1876-81. University of Utah Press,U.S., 1994.
Marak, Andrae M, and Laura Tuennerman. At the Border of Empires: The Tohono O’odham, Gender, and Assimilation, 1880–1934. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2013.
McCrady, David G. Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands. 1 edition. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2009.
McManus, Sheila. The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands. University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
Meeks, Eric V. Border Citizens: The Making of Indians, Mexicans, and Anglos in Arizona. University of Texas Press, 2007.
Nichols, David Andrew. Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region, 1600–1870. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2018.
Offenburger, Andrew. Frontiers in the Gilded Age: Adventure, Capitalism, and Dispossession from Southern Africa to the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1880-1917. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.
Preston, David L. The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783. Univ of Nebraska Pr, 2009.
Radding, Cynthia. Landscapes of Power and Identity: Comparative Histories in the Sonoran Desert and the Forests of Amazonia from Colony to Republic. Duke University Press, 2006.
Reid, Joshua L. The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015.
Santiago, Mark. A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795–1799. First edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
Schulze, Jeffrey M. Are We Not Foreigners Here?: Indigenous Nationalism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018.
Sheridan, Thomas E. Landscapes of Fraud: Mission Tumacácori, the Baca Float, and the Betrayal of the O’odham. 1 edition. University of Arizona Press, 2008.
Smithers, Gregory D., and Brooke N. Newman, eds. Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Spicer, Edward H. Cycles of Conquest: The Impact of Spain, Mexico, and the United States on Indians of the Southwest, 1533-1960. Second printing. University of Arizona Press, 1967.
Taylor, Alan. The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution. 1st ed. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Wadewitz, Lissa K. The Nature of Borders Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea. Seattle; Vancouver: Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest in association with University of Washington Press ; UBC Press, 2012.
Weaver, Jace. The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927. 1 edition. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Weber, David J. Bárbaros: Spaniards and Their Savages in the Age of Enlightenment. 1 edition. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2006.
Zappia, Natale A. Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of the Colorado Basin, 1540-1859. 1 edition. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.