Margaret Bruchac

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

2007 PhD at University of Massachusetts Amherst; 2003 MA at University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1999 BA and Smith Scholar at Smith College

Coordinator, Native American & Indigenous Studies

• NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES WEBSITE:

http://nais.sas.upenn.edu/

• NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS:

http://nais.sas.upenn.edu/nais-courses

• NAIS CONFERENCE, NOVEMBER 7-8, 2014
"NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES AT PENN: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN THE ACADEMY":

http://nais.sas.upenn.edu/events/indigenous-knowledge-academy

Current Research: On the Wampum Trail

Restorative research on Indigenous collections in Northeastern museums.

Research Blog: http://wampumtrail.wordpress.com/

Penn News Article: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-s-margaret-bruchac-uses-restorat...

Penn Cultural Heritage Center: http://www.pennchc.org/page/bruchac2014

Research Interests:

Museum Anthropology: cultural property and provenance, living history interpretation, repatriation, ethics of representation. Native American Studies: colonial encounters, ethnohistory, transculturalism and identity, sovereignty. Cultural Expression: performance, cultural recovery, language revitalization, indigenous modern art, oral traditions, ritual, ethnomusicology, visual anthropology. Indigenous Archaeologies: historical memory, material analysis, decolonizing theory, cultural resource management,

Publications:

BOOKS

2012. Margaret M. Bruchac. Dreaming Again: Algonkian Indian Poems. Bowman Books, Northeastern Native Authors Series. Greenfield Center, NY: Greenfield Review Press. 

2010. Margaret M. Bruchac, Siobhan Hart, and H. Martin Wobst, eds. Indigenous Archaeologies: A Reader in Decolonization. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

2004. Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Margaret M. Bruchac. Exorcising Anthropology’s Demons. Dissenting Knowledges Pamphlet Series No. 2. Penang, Malaysia: Multiversity and Citizens International. 

ARTICLES (partial list)

2014. Margaret M. Bruchac. My Sisters Will Not Speak: Boas, Hunt, and the Ethnographic Silencing of First Nations Women. Curator: The Museum Journal. 57(2):151-171.

2014. Margaret M. Bruchac. Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Knowledge. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Claire Smith, ed., chapter 10, pp. 3814-3824. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media.

2014. Margaret M. Bruchac. Decolonization in Archaeological Theory. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Claire Smith, ed., chapter 258, pp. 2069-2077. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media.

2012. Margaret M. Bruchac and Siobhan M. Hart. Materiality and Autonomy in the Pocumtuck Homeland. Archaeologies, Journal of the World Archaeological Congress. 8(3):293-312.

2011. Margaret M. Bruchac. Revisiting Pocumtuck History in Deerfield: George Sheldon’s Vanishing Indian Act. Historical Journal of Massachusetts 39(1/2) (June 2011):30-77. 75th Commemorative Issue.

2010. Margaret M. Bruchac. Lost and Found: NAGPRA, Scattered Relics and Restorative Methodologies. Museum Anthropology 33(2):137–156. Theme issue: “Looking Back, Looking Forward: NAGPRA after Two Decades.”

2010. Margaret M. Bruchac. Constructing Indigenous Associations for NAGPRA Compliance. Anthropology News 51(3):5,8 (March 2010). Invited column for special theme issue: “Repatriation.” 

2006. Marge Bruchac. Abenaki Connections to 1704: The Sadoques Family and Deerfield, 2004. In Captive Histories: Captivity Narratives, French Relations and Native Stories of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney, eds. Pp. 262-278. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

2006. Michael F. Brown and Margaret M. Bruchac. NAGPRA from the Middle Distance: Legal Puzzles and Unintended Consequences. In Imperialism, Art, and Restitution. John H. Merryman, ed. Pp. 193-217. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2005. Margaret M. Bruchac. Earthshapers and Placemakers: Algonkian Indian Stories and the Landscape. In Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonizing Theory and Practice. H. Martin Wobst and Claire Smith, eds. Pp. 56-80. London: Routledge Press.

2004. Margaret M. Bruchac. Native Presence in Nonotuck and Northampton. In A Place Called Paradise: Culture and Community in Northampton, Massachusetts, 1654-2004. Kerry Buckley, ed. Pp. 18-38. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

2001. Margaret M. Bruchac. Molly Has Her Say. In Keepers of the Morning Star: Native American Women Playwrights. Jaye T. Darby and Stephanie Fitzgerald, eds. Pp. 317-373. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 

TECHNICAL REPORTS (partial list)

2010. Margaret M. Bruchac. Affidavit Regarding Request for Repatriation of Wampum Belts at Sotheby’s. Report prepared for testimony for the Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on Burial Rules and Regulations, Onondaga Nation, Syracuse, NY.

2009. Margaret M. Bruchac. Handling Report: Handling and Transfer of Native American Skeletal Remains from the Middle Connecticut River Valley and Western Massachusetts at Amherst College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst c. 1865-present. Report to Five College Repatriation Committee, Amherst, MA.

2007. Robert Paynter, Margaret M. Bruchac, Laurie Castonguay, Siobhan M. Hart, and Angela Labrador. Summary of Findings Regarding the Cultural Affiliation of Native American Collections from the Middle Connecticut River Valley. Report to Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

2006. Margaret M. Bruchac. Report of Progress on Compliance with NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act), FY 2005-2006. Report to Provost, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: 

https://upenn.academia.edu/MargeBruchac

416 Penn Museum

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 5 pm, Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm, and by appointment

Phone:

215-898-6989

Appointments:

Coordinator, Native American & Indigenous Studies Initiative; Chair, Faculty Working Group on Native American Studies; Associate Faculty, Penn Cultural Heritage Center