History, Tradition, Performance
Margaret M. Bruchac - Presentations at Regional, National & International Academic Conferences
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2013

• “My Sisters Will Not Speak: Boas, Hunt, and the Ethnographic Silencing of Indigenous Women.” Paper presented in the session “Research and Partnership: Old and New Lessons for Anthropologists from Native America” at the American Anthropological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. November 21, 2013. 
• Chair for the session “Native Literary Boston,” arranged by the Division on American Indian Literature, at the Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA. January 3, 2013.

2012

• “Found Back Again: Mounded Earth and Ancient Memory in the Northern Netherlands.” Paper presented in “Indigenous Spaces: Pushing the Borders and Boundaries of History, Bodies, Geographies, and Politics” session at the American Anthropological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

 
November 14, 2012. 

•  “Opening the Eyes: Restorative Approaches to Wampum Repatriation.” Paper presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT. June 6, 2012.


2011
• "Strategic Oralities: The Role of Northeastern Native Traditions in Global Resistance." Paper presented in "Legacies of Time Immemorial in Native North American: Continuity, Creativity, and Emergent Self-Determination" session at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 19, 2011.

• "At Wood's Edge: Documenting Wampum Loss and Recovery." Paper co-authored with Richard W. Hill Sr. and presented in "Reversing the Legacy of Colonialism in Heritage Research" session at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 19, 2011.

• "Indigenous Materiality and Archaeology in the Pocumtuck Homeland." Paper co-authored with Siobhan M. Hart and presented in "The Materiality of Traces and Legacies: Papers Celebrating the Work of H. Martin Wobst" session at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. November 16, 2011.

• "Resisting Red Power: Scholarly Domination of Haudenosaunee Representation." Paper presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA. May 19, 2011.

• "When the Tangible and Intangible Are One: Exploring the Implications of Indivisible Cultural Heritage for Archaeology." Invited panelist for President's Forum, Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Sacramento, CA. April 2, 2011.

• “NAGPRA: Creating the Next Generation of Research Questions and Practices.” Invited panelist for President’s Forum, Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Sacramento, CA. March 30, 2011.

2010

Perambulating Indians: Restorative Approaches to Doing Native History in a Yankee Museum." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA. November 21, 2010.

• "Selling the Sacred: The Transformation of Wampum from National Patrimony to Private Art." Paper presented at the American Society for Ethnohistory Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. October 15, 2010.

• "Venison and Potato Chips: Native People as Purveyors of High Culture in the Adirondacks."  Paper presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Tucson, Arizona. May 21, 2010. 

2009
"Broken Chains of Custody: Possessing, Dispossessing and Repossessing Lost Wampum." Paper presented at the 41st Algonquian Conference at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. October 30, 2009.
"Sleeping With the Enemy: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists, circa 1920." Chair, and paper presented  for "Ethnographic Representation and Museums" session. Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. May 22,
2009.
"Lost and Found: Deconstructing Archaeological Constructions of Indigenous Funerary Objects." Paper presented at the "Indigenous Materialities and Archaeologial Analysis in the Northeast Woodlands" session. Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Atlanta, GA. April 25, 2009.
"Indigenous Archaeology and Nipmuc History." Discussant for session. "The Ties That Divide: Trade, Conflict & Borders." Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. January 11, 2009.

2004
"Recovering Deerfield’s Native History." Invited speaker at the "1704–2004: Historians of Deerfield Look Back" plenary session. The 10th Annual Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference,at Smith College, Northampton, MA. June 13, 2004.
2003
"Walking With the Indian Doctress." Paper presented for the “Issues, Models, Projects for Tribal Reappropriation of History and Culture in New England” session. Native American Arts Studies Association Conference, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. November 8, 2003.

"Collecting Indians for the Colleges: Constructing Native Invisibility along the Connecticut River." Paper presented at the "Decolonizing a Region – New Directions in Researching and Interpreting the Connecticut River Valley" session. The 5th World Archaeological Congress, at Catholic University, Washington, DC. June 23, 2003.
"From Pine Hill to Bark Wigwams: Reconsidering Historical Memory in the Connecticut River Valley." Paper presented with Elizabeth Chilton at the "Memory, Power and the Archaeology of Rural New England" session. The 36th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, in Providence, RI. January 16, 2003.
2001
"Odzihozo and Amiskwolowakiak: Algonkian Indian Giants." Paper presented at the Wanapitei Aboriginal History and Politics Colloquium, Trent University, Ontario, Canada. September 1, 2001.
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Mounded Earth and Ancient Memory in the Northern Netherlands." Paper presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Anthropological Association, Hartford, CT. March 30, 2001.
2000
• “Earthshapers and Placemakers: Reconsidering Algonkian Indian Stories and the Landscape.” Paper presented at the “Indigenous Archaeologies” session. American Anthropological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. November 17, 2000.
“Princess, Doctress, Indian Chief: 19th Century Images of Algonkian Indian Women.” Paper presented for “Representations of Native American Leaders” panel. Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Springfield College, Springfield, MA. November 3, 2000.
1999
"Walking Off the Page: the Indian Doctor Meets the Yankee Physician." Chair and paper presented at "The Past is Present: Revealing Community Persistence in Museums" session. American Society for Ethnohistory Conference at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Ledyard, CT. October 21, 1999.

1997
"Costuming the Indian Doctress." Paper presented with Lynne Bassett for "Dressing the Role: Interpreting History Through Costume." Costume Society of America Conference at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA. April 27, 1997.

REGIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 
(partial list)

2012

•  “Hilltown Touchstone: William Apess’ Roots in Colrain.” Invited speaker for session    

"From Kwinitekw to Aotearoa: Local and Global Contexts" at "On Our Own Grounds: the Legacy of William Apess, a Pequot" symposium. Amherst College, Amherst, MA. December 6, 2012. 
2010 

• "Consorting with Savages: Indigenous Informants and American Anthropologists at the Turn of the Twentieth Century." Invited speaker for "First Nations, Lasting Nations: a Conference on Indigenous New England" at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. September 18, 2010.

2009
• "Indigenizing a Student Learning Community at UConn Avery Point." Chair of panel for Integrative Learning in Practice: Innovative Pedagogy & Course Redesign IX conference at the Center for Academic Excellence, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. June 5, 2009.
• Comfortably Well-off for Indians: Native Families in Deerfield in the 19th Century. Invited speaker for "Close Encounters: Interpreting the Native Homelands in the Connecticut River Valley" lecture series at Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA. March 29, 2009.
2008
• "Close Encounters of the Material Kind: Native Transformations of European Trade Goods." Invited speaker for "Realities and Relationships at First Contacts Between the Indigenous Peoples and Europeans" conference hosted by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Vergennes, VT. September 25, 2008.
2006
"Restoring Parts of Native New England: Thoughts on Scattered Collections." Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference on New England Archaeology at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA. May 13, 2006.
2005
"Hidden Histories: Interpreting Native American Indian Artifacts in New England Museums." Paper presented for "Native American Collections: Old Challenges and New Solutions" session at the New England Museum Association Annual Conference, Burlington, MA. November 18, 2005.
"Schaghticoke Refugees: Resistance and Persistence." Paper presented at the 6th Annual Algonquin Seminar, Native American Institute of the Hudson River Valley, Kinderhook, NY. October 8, 2005.
2004
"Native Perspectives: War in the Connecticut River Valley and Beyond." Paper presented at the 9th Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War. Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY. May 23, 2004.
"Research as Reanimation." Chair, and paper presented at the "Recovering and Reanimating Algonkian Indian Women" plenary session at the 44th Annual Northeast Anthropology Association Conference, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. March 27, 2004.
2003
“Walking With the Indian Doctress.” Paper presented at the “Issues, Models, Projects for Tribal Reappropriation of History and Culture in New England” session at the Native American Arts Studies Association Conference at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. November 8, 2003.
"In Search of the Indian Doctress, Rhoda Rhoades." Paper presented at the 4th Annual Algonquin Seminar, hosted by the Native American Institute of the Hudson River Valley, New York State History Museum, Albany, NY. March 2003.
2002 
"Hidden Histories - Native Artifacts in New England Museums." Workshop presented at the "Objects Talk! New Trends in Material Culture" session at the Bay State Historical Society Annual Meeting at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA. June 10, 2002.
2001
"Squaw: Algonkian Linguistics, Colonial Politics" Invited speaker for plenary session at the "Women of all Red Nations" Women’s Studies Conference, Southeastern University, New Haven, CT. October 12, 2001.
"The Role of Storytelling in Northeastern Native America in the 21st Century." Invited speaker for Algonkian Indian special session. National Storytelling Association Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI – Featured Speaker. July 13, 2001.
"Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience." Planning committee and panel chair for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Conference at Old Sturbridge Village, MA. April 21-22, 2001.
2000
"Remembering Adirondack Women." Invited speaker for "Adirondack Women, Hearts and Hands." Adirondack Women’s Conference, Black Crow Network, North Creek, NY. October 27-28, 2000.
"Thanks for the Memories: Pageants and Pilgrims in the 19th Century." Invited speaker for "Thanks But No Thanks - Mirroring the Myth: Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving" conference, hosted by the Wampanoag Indian Program, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA. September 9, 2000.
"Relics of Forest Life: Costuming the Indian Doctress." Paper presented with Lynne Bassett at the 30th Annual Association of Living History and Farm Museums Conference. Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. June 12, 2000.
1999
"Walking Out of the Woods: Native Women Telling Stories.” Invited speaker for "Crossing Boundaries: Arts and Social Activism," panel at "What’s Next? American Pluralism and the Civic Culture" National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Smith College, Northampton, MA. November 5, 1999.
"The Indian Doctor Meets the Yankee Physician." Paper presented at the Crossroads in the Study of the Americas Conference at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. April 17, 1999.
1998
"Kahnawake Portraits in Memorial Hall Museum." Paper presented at the Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference at Smith College, Northampton, MA. April 18, 1998.
"Imagining the Indian: Folklore and History." Paper presented at 29th Annual Perspectives in Children’s Literature Conference at the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 10, 1998.
"Molly Geet, the Indian Doctress." Invited speaker for "Union of Spirits," the 28th Annual Association of Living History and Farm and Agricultural Museums Conference, Deerfield, MA. March 28, 1998

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