GREGORY E SMOAK

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

GREGORY E SMOAK portrait
  • Director American West Center
  • Associate Professor, History

Publications

Publications

  • Review of Leisl Carr Childers, The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin in Western Historical Quarterly 47 (WInter 2016): 505-06. Published, 11/2016.
  • “The Great Basin,” in Frederick Hoxie, ed., Oxford Handbook of American Indian History. This chapter will explore the history of the Native peoples of the Great Basin. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press in March 2016. Published, 03/2016.
  • “Reimagining ‘Wild Life’ on the Northern Plains: Lessons from the Little Bighorn,” in Leslie Miller and Louise Excell, eds., Reimaging Western Landscapes. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, forthcoming. Accepted, 09/04/2015.
  • "The American West Center, University of Utah," in Journal of the West 52 (Fall 2013): 91-94. Appeared in special issue devoted to academic centers studying the American West. Published, 09/2014.
  • Utah's Journey Stories (Salt Lake City: Utah Humanities Council, 2014). Essay to accompany the Smithsonian Institution's travelling exhibit "Journey Stories.". Published, 05/2014.
    http://www.utahhumanities.org/assets/journeys_essa...
  • "Identity, Soveriegnty, and Idaho's Native Peoples: The Shoshone-Bannock and Coeur d'Alene Experiences," The Blue Review (February 2014). Published, 02/2014.
    http://thebluereview.org/identity-sovereignty-idah...
  • "Public Historians and the WHA: An Introduction," Western History Association Newsletter (Fall 2012): 2-3. I also helped tto organize this special edition of the newsletter, "Public History and the West.". Published, 12/2012.
  • "The Native West Before 1700," in Gordon Morris Bakken, ed., The World of the American West (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 50-81. Published, 01/2011.
  • “Tenure, Promotion, and the Publicly Engaged Academic Historian,” a Report by the Working Group on Evaluating Public History Scholarship (Joint Committee of the American Historical Association, National Council on Public History, and the Organization of American Historians), 2010. Published, 11/2010.
    http://ncph.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/Engaged-His...
  • Review essay of The Lakota Ghost Dance of 1890, by Rani Henrik-Andersson, and At Standing Rock and Wounded Knee: The Journals and Papers of Father Francis M. Craft, edited by Thomas W. Foley. In Ethnohistory 57 (Spring 2010): 325-27. Published, 04/2010.
  • “Beyond the Academy: Making the New Western History Matter in Local Communities.” The Public Historian 31 (November 2009): 85-89. Published, 11/2009.
  • “The Newe (the People) and the Utah Superintendency,” In: Dale L. Morgan, Shoshonean Peoples and the Overland Trail: Frontiers of the Utah Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1849-1869, Richard L. Saunders, ed., Logan: Utah State University Press, 2007, pp. 33-55. Published, 05/2007.
  • “Fort Hall and the Ghost Dance Movements.” Idaho Yesterdays 47 (Fall/Winter 2006): 6-27, 72-73. Published, 11/2006.
    http://www.boisestate.edu/history/id_yesterdays/3i...
  • Ghost Dances and Identity: Prophetic Religion and American Indian Ethnogenesis in the Nineteenth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press). Published, 2006.
    http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520256279
  • “Broken Promise: The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Unresolved Claim to the Great Camas Prairie,” Idaho Issues Online (Fall 2004). Published, 10/2004.
    http://www.boisestate.edu/history/idaho/issuesonli...
  • “The Mormons and the Ghost Dance of 1890,” South Dakota History 16 (Fall 1986): 269-294. Published, 01/1986.