GREGORY E SMOAK

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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

Presentations

Presentations

  • “More than a Killing Field: Native Subsistence and Land Use Practices in the Little Bighorn Valley,” Annual Conference of the American Society for Ethnohistory, Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/05/2015.
  • “’Our Inland Sea’: Great Salt Lake and Utah’s Sense of Place,” Western History Association Conference, Portland, Oregon. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/24/2015.
  • “Rediscovering Utah’s Native Voices through the Utah American Indian Digital Archive,” Utah State History Conference, West Valley City. Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2015.
  • “Pulling Back the Curtain:’ How Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Inhabits the Present,” National Council on Public History annual meeting, Nashville, Tennessee. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/18/2015.
  • “Student Success at the University of Utah,” Panel Moderator, American Indian Resource Center Utah Tribal Leaders Education Summit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Other, Presented, 04/10/2015.
  • "Quenching the Thirst: Water, Development, and Public History in the Urban West," Roundtable Panel, Organizer and Panelist, Western History Association, Newport Beach, California. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/16/2014.
  • Moderator of "Journeys Toward Leadership," at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah. Part of the statewide tour of the Smithsonian Institution exhibit "Journey Stories" in conjunction with the Utah Humanities Council. Other, Presented, 09/29/2014.
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  • "Living on the Shores of an Inland Sea: Oral History and Great Salt Lake," Utah State History Conference, Salt Lake City Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 09/26/2014.
  • "The Nature of Custer's Last Stand: How Environment Shaped the Course of the Battle of the Little Bighorn." Utah Westerners. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/15/2014.
  • "Saline Stories: An Oral History of Great Salt Lake." Public event at the Salt Lake City Public Library in partnership with the Utah Humanities Council and Utah Division of State History, featuring participants in the oral history project. Presentation, Presented, 05/22/2014.
  • "Saline Stories: An Oral History of Great Salt Lake," Friends of Great Salt Lake Issues Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/07/2014.
  • “Do We Take a Stand?: Public Historians and the Debates that Define Today’s West – Historians and Wildland Fire in the American West,” Roundtable Organizer and Participant, Western History Association Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Presentation, Presented, 11/12/2013.
  • “Custer’s Last Stand . . . of Big Sagebrush: Environmental History and the Visitor Experience at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument,” Western History Association Conference, Tucson, Arizona. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/11/2013.
  • "Roads to the Greasy Grass: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and Environmental History," University of Utah, Department of History Conference, . Conference Paper, Presented, 04/18/2013.
  • “Remembering the Bear River Massacre,” Lecture commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Massacre, American Indian Resource Center, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/29/2013.
  • “Native Americans and the Rural West,” Session Moderator and Commentator, “The Rural West: Toward a Regional Approach to Common Issues,” Sponsored by the Rural West Initiative of Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, Ogden, Utah. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/14/2012.
  • "Making Meaning Out of Place in the Twentieth Century," Session Chair and Comment, Annual Meeting of the Western History Association, Denver, Colorado. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/06/2012.
  • "The Past, Present, and Future of Public History in the Western History Association," organizer, moderator and participant in a roundtable panel, Annual meeting of the Western History Association, Oakland, California. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/14/2011.
  • "Public History, Native Americans, and Contested Narratives," Session Chair and Comment, Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History, Pensacola, Florida. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/08/2011.