Jeff Benvenuto is currently a PhD student at Rutgers University, Newark in the
Division of Global Affairs. He is working on a dissertation that analyzes the
contestation of Indigenous rights in settler colonial countries. In 2008 he
earned an ma in History from the University of North Carolina, Greens-
boro, where he focused on Holocaust studies and Atlantic history. In 2010 he
completed a second ma in transatlantic studies from Jagiellonian University
in Krakow, Poland, where he completed a thesis on cultural genocide and the
legacy of Raphael Lemkin.
Robbie Ethridge is a professor of anthropology at the University of Mississippi.
In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, and compiling three
edited volumes on the ethnohistory of the Indians of the American South,
she is the author of Creek Country: The Creek Country and Their World,
1796–1816 (2003) and From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion
and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540–1715 (2010). She is a
founding editor of the journal Native South, published by the University of
Nebraska Press and currently North American editor of the journal Ethno-
history. Her current research is on the rise and fall of the Mississippian world,
which examines the rise of the world of the pre- Columbian Mississippian
chiefdoms, the seven-hundred-year history of this world, and the collapse of
this world with European contact.
Theodore (Ted) Fontaine is a member of the Sagkeeng Anishinaabe First Nation
in Canada and the author of a national best-seller, Broken Circle: The Dark
Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, a Memoir. He is a regular speaker and
media commentator on Indian residential schools. He has been called a sur-
vivor but sees himself more as a victor.
Joseph P. Gone (Gros Ventre) is an associate professor of Psychology (Clinical
Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University
of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has published more than forty articles and
chapters exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and
social relations in indigenous community settings vis-à-vis the mental health
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