9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT) SESSIONS

Creativity in History

Chair: Patricia Limerick


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Forced Cooperation? Connecting Built Environment in the Sunbelt and American South

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Chair: Moises R. Gonzales (Genízaro, nonenrolled member of tribe), University of New Mexico


Amado Reyes Guzmán, University of Arizona

Flooding and Urbanization in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona 1940-1950

David Robles, Kansas State University

From the Other Side of the Tracks: Establishing the Physical Color Line and Racialization of Ethnic Mexicanos in Pharr, Texas (1910-1971)

Gene Morales, University of Texas at El Paso

A World Renewed: Slum Clearance at the 1968 San Antonio HemisFair

Victoria Hensley, Middle Tennessee State University

Resistance and Community Building Before and After the Civil War

Comment: Audience

Video Games: Re-remembering Nonwhite Stereotypes from Western Myth


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Chair: Maurice Crandall (Yavapai-Apache Nation), Dartmouth College


Gianna M. May Sanchez, University of Michigan

Weird West

Joseph Alan Ukockis, University of New Mexico

Fall Out New Vegas

Neil Dodge (Navajo Nation), University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Native Imagery over the History of Video Games

Comment: Audience

Reporting the Border: How Historians Inform Journalism


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Chair: Raúl A. Ramos, University of Houston


Simon Romero, New York Times

Michelle Garcia, Journalist

Comment: Audience


Central to the Periphery: Historical Experiences of Mormon Women of Color


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Chair: Farina King (Diné), Northeastern State University


Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, Montana State University

Constructing Mexican American Mormonism

Vinna Chintaram, University of North Carolina

Mormonism: An American Religion in Mauritius

Brittany Romanello, Arizona State University

Multiculturalist Mothers: Latina Migrants Organize, Resist, and Parent in U.S. Mormon Spaces

Comment: Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in St. Louis

Insider/Outsider: Giving Voice and Opening Spaces to Ethnic Communities in the Heartland


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Chair: Maria E. Tucker, Santa Fe Public Library


Fawn-Amber Montoya, James Madison University

Jay Price, Wichita State University

Dawn DiPrince, History Colorado

José Antonio Ortega, History Colorado

Sandra Reddish, History Nebraska

José Enrique Navarro, Wichita State University

Comment: Audience

Unpredictable Spaces?: Teaching Borderlands and Immigration History in the Trump Era – A Roundtable Session

Sponsored by the WHA Committee on Teaching and Public Education


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Chair: S. Deborah Kang, University of Texas at Dallas


Eladio Benjamin Bobadilla, University of Kentucky

Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University

David-James Gonzales, Brigham Young University

Sarah A. Leavitt, National Building Museum

Julian Lim, Arizona State University

Lindsey Wieck, St. Mary's University

Joel Zapata, Southern Methodist University

Comment: Audience

Locating Indigenous Political Activity and Activism in the Postwar North American West


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Chair: Kent Blansett (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Shawnee, and Potawatomi descendant), University of Kansas


Patrick Lozar (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes), University of Victoria

“They can take us to court a thousand times”: Northwest Indigenous Nationhood and Activism across the Canada-United States Border

Sarah Nickel (Tk’emlupsemc), University of Alberta

“United we stand, divided we perish”: Indigenous Politics in 20th-Century British Columbia

Paul McKenzie-Jones, University of Lethbridge

“You are on Indian Land:” Indigenous Resistance to the US/Canadian Border

Mary Klann, University of California, San Diego and San Diego Miramar College

The Native Congressional Record: Gender and Resistance in Native Postwar Public Testimony

Comment: Audience

New Mexico as a Place of Memory


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Chair: Katherine Sarah Massoth, University of New Mexico


Anne F. Hyde, University of Oklahoma

Andrés Reséndez, University of California, Davis

Cynthia Chavez Lamar (San Felipe Pueblo), National Museum of the American Indian

Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh), Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Jeff Pappas, New Mexico State Preservation Office

Comment: Audience

Telling Un(der)-Told Stories: Enhancing the Study of Public Lands through Projects, Partnerships, and Programming

Sponsored by the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University


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Chair: Jared Orsi, Colorado State University


Ariel Marie Schnee, Colorado State University

Overview of the Luce Foundation Project Telling the Untold Stories of Public Lands: A Community-Engaged Public History Program

Andy Olson, Colorado State University

The Long Exposures Book Project

Sarah Payne, Colorado State University

The Confinement in the Land of Enchantment Project

Adam Thomas, Colorado State University

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Resource Stewardship Management Partnership

Kayla Steele, Berthoud High School

High School Partnerships- History Day

Comment: Audience

Lessons from Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

Sponsored by the WHA Committee on Teaching and Public Education


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Chair: Jeff Johnson, Providence College


Sandra Edith Garcia, Glendale Unified School District

Katherine Frances Wiedenhoft, University of Notre Dame

Dash Holland, University of Notre Dame

Comment: Sherilyn Farnes, Texas Christian University

Mobilizing Indigeneity, Race, and Settler Colonialism in the North American West


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Chair: Laura Barraclough, Yale University


Jonathan Cortez, Brown University

Towards the Power of Spatial Scripts

Sean Fraga, University of Southern California

Settler Steamboats: Mobility, Settler Colonialism, and Steam Power in the Terraqueous Pacific Northwest, 1846-1872

Justin Gage, University of Helsinki

"We Do Not Want the Gates Closed Between Us": Native American Networks Across the Colonized West, 1870-1895

Michelle Vasquez Ruiz, University of Southern California

Digital Border Crossing and the Undocumented Zapotec Archive

Comment: Genevieve Carpio, University of California, Los Angeles

Queerness in the West


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Chair: Jordan Biro Walters, The College of Wooster


Aaron Bachhofer, Rose State College

Cold Warrior: James (Barr) Fugate and Heartland Homophile Activism in 1950s Political and Literary Circles

A.J. Earl (Comanche Nation), Portland State University

Meeting in Exile: Indigenous and Queer Convergence in 1950s Los Angeles

Elizabeth Rei Ternes, Phillips Theological Seminary

Fire, Brimstone, and Drag Queens

Comment: Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University

Perceiving Water in the Intermountain West


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Chair: Sarah Keyes, University of Nevada, Reno


Christopher M. MacMahon, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tapping Tahoe: Water Policy and 19th-Century Pipe Dreams

Maribel Estrada Calderón, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Agriculture at Fort Mojave Industrial School, 1890-1893

Austin Wilhelm Schoenkopf, University of Oklahoma

“To Plough My Strip”: Black Community and Environmental Challenges in the Mojave Desert

Jenni Tifft-Ochoa, University of California, Davis

“Imperative! Indians Need Fish to Live”: The Pyramid Lake Reservation in the 1930s

Comment: Eric Philippe Perramond, Colorado College

Under Native American Skies: Native People and the West’s Public Lands


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Chair: Gregory E. Smoak, American West Center, University of Utah


Lindsey Schneider (Turtle Mountain Chippewa descendant), Colorado State University

Yvette Tuell (Shoshone-Bannock), University of Utah

Natasha Myhal (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), University of Colorado Boulder

Anna Kramer, University of Colorado Boulder

Michael W. Childers, Colorado State University

Comment: Audience

Constructed and Contested: Religious Memories and Sacred Space in the American West


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Chair: Brett Hendrickson, Lafayette College


T.Ashton Reynolds, Southern Methodist University

Refuge in a Time of Need: Evangelicalism and Confederate Sympathy in Post-Civil War Texas

Brennan Keegan, Randolph College

The Memory of Place: Contested Claims at Bears Ears National Monument

Brandi Denison, University of North Florida

Indian Curses, White Lies, and New Meeting Grounds: Chief Niwot and Settler-Colonial Memories of Dispossession

Sasha Coles, University of California, Santa Barbara

Monuments and Mulberry Trees: Mementos of the Mormon Silk Industry and the Legacies of Latter-day Saint Colonialism

Comment: Cynthia Prescott, University of North Dakota

Beyond the Americas: Latinx Studies in Global Context


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Chair: John Chávez, Southern Methodist University


Julie M. Weise, University of Oregon

Latinx History and Global Migration Studies

Paula M. L. Moya, Stanford University

Latinx Identity and the 2015 Law of Spanish Return

Enrique Sepúlveda III, University of Colorado Boulder

Seeing the Whole: The Global Latinx Diaspora

Catherine Sue Ramírez, University of California, Santa Cruz

The Economic Migrant and the Borders of the Global North

Comment: David Gutiérrez, University of California, San Diego


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT) SESSIONS

Presidential Panel: The West as Meeting Grounds in African American History

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Chair: Dwayne Mack, Berea College


Brian Behnken, Iowa State University

The Long History of How African Americans and Mexican Americans Confronted Police Abuse

Holly Roose, University of California, Santa Barbara

Fighting Back: Anti-Imperial Multiracial Garveyism in the American West

Khalil Anthony Johnson, Wesleyan University

Fields in Flux: Fieldnotes at the Intersection of Western History and African American Studies

Diane Fujino, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Black Radical Tradition and Asian American Radicalism in the West

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, California State University, Sacramento

Black Women and the Racial Frontier

Comment: Audience

Diplomacy on the Border: U.S. Intervention in Revolutionary Mexico


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Chair & Comment: Joseph U. Lenti, Eastern Washington University


Edrea Maria Mendoza Quintero, University of New Mexico

Illicit Repertoires: Women’s Border Movements during the Mexican Revolution

Brandon B. Morgan, Central New Mexico Community College

Diplomacy in the Aftermath of Pancho Villa’s Raid: Consul Antonio Landin in Columbus, 1917-1920

Manuel Alejandro Hernández, Universidad de Guadalajara

Yankee Intervention in Revolutionary Mexico: Perspectives from the U.S. and Mexican Press along the Border

Katie McIntyre, University of Rhode Island

“The Exodus from Mexico”: U.S. Missionary Women and Repatriation to the Southwest

Comment: Audience

Lightning Talks: Condensed Graduate Research Presentations I

Sponsored by the WHA Graduate Student Caucus


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Chair: Jenni Tifft-Ochoa, University of California, Davis


Ben Wright, University of Texas at Austin

Sam Houston and the concept of the tragic in Texas and Western history

Christopher M. MacMahon, University of California, Santa Barbara

Riparian Revolt: Contested Water in Early Nevada, 1840-1890

Sherilyn Farnes, Texas Christian University

Native Americans, Traders, Latter-day Saints, and Other Settlers: Networks in the Missouri Borderlands during the Jacksonian Era

Amado Reyes Guzmán, University of Arizona

Flooding in the Urban Southwest: The Middle Rio Grande and Pima County, 1940-1990

Kerry Tanner, University of Maryland

“Protecting the women of the country by ridding it of red-skins:” Sand Creek and the Construction of the Authentic Westerner

Sheena Lee Cox, University of Texas at Austin

Borderlands Diplomacy and the Enlightenment: Indians, Tejanos, and Anglos in Early 19th-Century Texas

Joanna R. Zattiero, University of Texas at Austin

“Whoopee Ti Yi Yo” and Thorp’s “Chopo”: The Influence of Motion and Place on Early Cowboy Songs of the American West

Comment: David D. Vail, University of Nebraska at Kearney

                  María Raquél Casas, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

                  Megan Kate Nelson, Writer

The Industrial Workers of the World's Facets in the American West


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Chair: Sasha Coles, University of California, Santa Barbara


Kevin Kipers, Washington State University

Striking Switchmen: Railroad Worker Unrest and Radicalism in the American West and Canada, 1893-1910

Nathan Tye, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Boxcar Spies: State Surveillance of Hobo Workers in the Upper Midwest, 1910s-1920s

Comment: Erik Loomis, University of Rhode Island

Damage, Resistance, and Resiliency: A Conversation on the 75th Anniversary of the Invention of Atomic Weaponry


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Chair: Sarah Alisabeth Fox, University of British Columbia


Ed Singer (Navajo), Artist

Ian Zabarte (Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians), Native Community Action Council

Yuki Miyamoto, DePaul University

Trisha Pritikin, Consequences of Radiation Exposure Museum and Archives

Sonja Horoshko, Four Corners Free Press

Comment: Audience

Envisioning the Indian: Representation and Resistance


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Chair: Samantha Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz


John R. Gram, Missouri State University

Unlikely Allies: Catholic and Indigenous Resistance to the Federal Indian Boarding Schools

Adam Fulton Johnson, University of Michigan

Peyotism, Education, and Ethnographic Politics in Early 20th-Century Taos

Robert E. Walls, University of Notre Dame

Indigenous Global Imaginings of the West Before 1945: Lessons of Paschal Sherman and Archie Phinney’s Mother

Comment: Erin Millions, University of Winnipeg

Indigenous Labor, Migration, and Sovereignty in the Settler West


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Chair: William Bauer (Round Valley Indian Tribes), University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Antonina Griecci Woodsum, Columbia University

The Native Fiesta Economy in Southern California

Bernadette J. Pérez, University of California, Berkeley

Working the U.S. Sugar Empire

Chantal Norrgard, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Indigenous Workers and Cannery Monopolies in the Pacific Northwest

Comment: Eric V. Meeks, Northern Arizona University

Nation to Academy and Back Again: The Formation and Movement of Indigenous Theory and Praxis


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Chair: Sujey Vega, Arizona State University


Jerome Clark (Diné), Arizona State University

Randilynn Boucher-Giago (Diné/Dakota), Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls School

Erin Griffin (Dakota), Sisseton Wahpeton College

Elise Boxer (Dakota), University of South Dakota

Comment: Audience

Automobility: Boosterim, Tourism, and Roads in the American West


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Chair: Phoebe Young, University of Colorado Boulder


Andrew Offenburger, Miami University

The Western Origins of the American Road Trip Genre: A Critique and New Canon

Lindsey Wieck, St. Mary's University

Exploring the Old Spanish Trail: Romanticizing the old Spanish Missions

Shannon Murray, Calgary Stampede

Cars and Recreation: Automobiles and Recreation in Minneapolis, 1910-1930

Katrina Phillips (Red Cliff Ojibwe), Macalester College

Cars and Roads and Indians, Oh My: Travel and Tourism in northern Wisconsin

Elaine Marie Nelson, University of Kansas

Indigenous Resistance and the Mobility of Black Hills Tourism, 1893-1924

Comment: Peter J. Blodgett, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

New Histories of Political Conservatism: Race, Religion, and Sexuality in the U.S. West


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Chair: Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University


Jane Hong, Occidental College

Asian American Evangelicals in California’s Same-Sex Marriage Debates

Vivian Yan-Gonzalez, Stanford University

Left or Right, Loyal or Disloyal: Constructing Japanese American Politics, 1930-1950

Eric Gonzaba, California State University, Fullerton

Born Again Boogie Nights: The Rise of the Christian Nightclub in Southern California

Comment: Audience

Monuments, Memory, and Memorialization in the Many Wests


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Chair: Alessandra Link, Indiana University-Southeast


Colton John Brandau, University of California, Davis

Rejecting Cook, Remembering ‘Cheda’: Settler-Colonial Memorials and Dena’ina Sovereign Histories

Angelica Garcia, University of California, Merced

Conflict and Labor Activism: Interethnic Collaboration in 20th-Century Colorado

Anthony Wood, University of Michigan

"Keep off the Fourth": Black Westerners and Regimes of Settler Memory

Alison Fields, University of Oklahoma

Maritime Encounters in the American Midwest

Comment: R. Isabela Morales, 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Making a Place for Stories: Teaching Historical Memory of the West


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Chair: Yvette J. Saavedra, University of Oregon


Monica L. Butler, Motlow State Community College

The West, the South, and the Rest: Teaching Western History in the South

Kara Carroll, Central New Mexico Community College

Developing Long Term Historical Memory: Taking the Lessons of the Classroom into the Community

Rose Soza War Soldier (Mountain Maidu, Cahuilla, Luiseño), Northern Arizona University

“reading Settler Colonial’s twitter feed”: Story, Culturing, and Social Media Memories

Comment: Beth Rose Middleton Manning, University of California, Davis

Pushing the Boundaries of Indigenous Borderlands II


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Co-Chairs: Josh Reid (Snohomish), University of Washington


Samuel Truett, University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Ellis (citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma), New York University

Alan Corbiere (Anishinaabe), York University

Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University

Holly Guise (Iñupiaq), University of New Mexico

Dylan A.T. Miner (Métis), Michigan State University

Comment: Audience

Digital Mapping and Community Visibility in the American West


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Chair: Steven W. Hackel, University of California, Riverside


Julia Lewandoski, University of Southern California

Visualizing California Indigenous Communities on 19th-Century Property Maps

Shine Trabucco, University of Houston

Returning to Roots: History of Adobe Structures in San Antonio

Bryan Winston, Dartmouth College

Using Mexican Consulate Records to Visualize Regional and Transnational Networks in the Early 20th-Century Lower Midwest

Comment: Jeannette Eileen Jones, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Military and Urban Relations in the American West


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Chair: Lance R. Blyth, NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM


Megan Churchwell, Puget Sound Navy Museum

Growing Pains: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Bremerton, WA 1891-1945

Curtis Foxley, University of Oklahoma

The Cold War’s Metropolis: Aerospace, the Air Force, and the Transformation of Los Angeles

Christopher McCune, Special Warfare Training Wing

Denver’s Courtship of the US Military, 1859-1946

Andrew Sanchez Garcia, University of California, Merced

Military Migration: The Former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California

Comment: Audience

New Directions in the History of the Pacific West


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Chair: Lissa Wadewitz, Linfield University


Adrian De Leon, University of Southern California

Pacific West(ern)s

Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University

The West as a Warscape

Sean Fraga, University of Southern California

Dissolving the Pacific Coast

Hi’ilei Julia Hobart (Kānaka Maoli), University of Texas at Austin

Feeding Kalaupapa: Landings, Landedess, and Circuits of Care

Meredith Oda, University of Nevada, Reno

Mobility and the Pacific West

Comment: David Igler, University of California, Irvine

Accessing, Contesting, and Transgressing Space: Gender and Race in the Early 20th-Century American Empire


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Chair: Brianna Theobald, University of Rochester


Gianna M. May Sanchez, University of Michigan

Las Parteras and the State: Negotiation, Intimacy, and Space in the Mid-20th-Century New Mexico Birthing Room

Jacqueline Diane Antonovich, Muhlenberg College

The Lotus Buds of Lomaland: Women Physicians and Medical Imperialism in the American West

Christine Noelle Peralta, Indiana University Bloomington

Accessing the Filipina Body: The Incorporation of Native Midwives into the U.S. Colonial Medical System, 1908-1920

Comment: Beth Bailey, University of Kansas

Cinematic Settlers: Settler Colonial North American West in Film


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Chair: Janne Lahti, University of Helsinki


Dominique Brégent-Heald, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The “Beaver Films” and “Grey Owl”: Settler Colonial Imaginaries in Canada’s National Parks Branch Films of the 1930s

Sheila McManus, University of Lethbridge

“Gunless” as a Settler-Colonial Borderlands Fantasy

Natale Zappia, California State University, Northridge

In the Land of the Head Hunters: Kwakwaka’wakw Traditions and the Settler Colonial Lens

Lawrence Kessler, Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine

Environments of Settler Colonialism in Statehood-Era U.S. Cinematic Depictions of the Hawaiian Islands

Comment: Audience


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT): "STEINBECK & AMERICA'S WEST"

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By David M. Wrobel, University of Oklahoma

David Wrobel is the WHA’s 2020 President. He is the David L. Boren Professor of History, Merrick Chair of Western American History, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.



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