Devon A. Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Humanities Program at the University of Kansas.
She is the author of numerous award-winning books (and two-time Oklahoma Book Award Finalist) on Indigenous history and current issues—most with Indian Territory and Oklahoma themes–including Choctaw Crime and Punishment: 1884-1907; Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness; American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism; Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary; and Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero. She is former Editor of the American Indian Quarterly and oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Project at KU.
About Ned Christie: The Creation of an Outlaw and Cherokee Hero
Who was Nede Wade Christie? Was he a violent criminal guilty of murdering a federal officer? Or a Cherokee statesman who suffered a martyr’s death for a crime he did not commit? For more than a century, journalists, pulp fiction authors, and even serious historians have produced largely fictitious accounts of “Ned” Christie’s life. Now, in a tour de force of investigative scholarship, Devon A. Mihesuah offers a far more accurate depiction of Christie and the times in which he lived.