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Donald.Fixico@asu.edu

Distinguished Foundation Professor of History
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Bio

 

Professor; School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Donald L. Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole) is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History. He is a policy historian and ethnohistorian. His work focuses on American Indians, oral history and the U.S. West. He has published a dozen books:  American Indians in a Modern World (2008); Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty, 3 volumes, ed, (2007); Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (2006); The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge (2003); The Urban Indian Experience in America (2000); The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism (1998), 2nd ed., 2011; Rethinking American Indian History, ed. (1997); Urban Indians (1991); An Anthology of Western Great Lakes Indian History, ed. (1988); and Termination and Relocation: Federal Indian Policy, 1945-1960 (1986). He has two forthcoming books, Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos and Reality (June 2013) and Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West (October 2013), see Cspan   http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/311752-1.

Prior to Arizona State University, Professor Fixico was the Thomas Bowlus Distinguished Professor of American Indian History, CLAS Scholar and founding Director of the Center for Indigenous Nations Studies at University of Kansas. He has received postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and The Newberry Library, Chicago. Professor Fixico has been a Visiting Lecturer and Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley; UCLA; San Diego State University and University of Michigan.  He was an Exchange Professor at University of Nottingham, England and Visiting Professor in the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie University in Berlin, Germany.

Teaching Interests and Courses

At the undergraduate level, Professor Fixico has taught a survey history of "American Indians Since 1900" and a pro-research seminar for history majors.  He has directed independent studies, honor theses for Barrett, The Honors College and theses at the Arizona State University West Campus.  At the graduate level, he has taught seminars on "Federal Indian Policy, Laws & Treaties," "American Indian History Research Seminar," "An Oral History of the American West," and "Readings in the American West."  Professor Fixico has directed master's theses and doctoral dissertations and serves as an advisor to several graduate students.  He has been a mentor to students as well as to junior faculty in the Provost's Mentoring Program.

Professional Service Activities

Professor Fixico has worked on nearly 20 historical documentaries. In 2000, President Clinton appointed him to the Advisory Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities and in 2002 he was the John Rhodes Visiting Professor of Public Policy in the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. In 2006, the Organization of American Historians awarded a short-term residency award to Professor Fixico to give lectures for two weeks in Japan. Professor Fixico has given lectures nationally and internationally and works with tribes and indigenous organizations.  In 2012, he lectured at Sichuan University in China and Auckland University in New Zealand in 2013.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 584 Internship
HST 592 Research
HST 780 Practicum
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AIS 191 First-Year Seminar
HST 338 Amer Indian History since 1900
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 591 Seminar
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 338 Amer Indian History since 1900
HST 394 Special Topics

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 591 Seminar

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 338 Amer Indian History since 1900
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 598 Special Topics
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 338 Amer Indian History since 1900
HST 598 Special Topics

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Donald L. Fixico. "Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos and Reality". University of Nebraska Press (2013).

  2. Donald L. Fixico. Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West. University of Arizona Press (2013).

  3. Book chapter: Donald L. Fixico. "Wei Wir Black Hawk Vom Volk Der Sac Und Fox Erinnern," (How We Remember Black Hawk of the Sac and Fox.". Tecumseh, Keokuk, Black Hawk-Indianerbildnissen In Zeiten Von Vertragen Und Vertreibung "Portrayls of Native Americans in Times of Treaties and Removal. Dresden, Germany: Arnoldsche Art Publishers (2013).

  4. Book chapter: Donald L. Fixico. Understanding the Earth and Energy's Demand on Tribes. Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest. School of Advanced Research Press (2010).

  5. Writing American Indian History. Journal of the West (2010).

  6. Donald L. FIxico. "Garters Associated With Osceola,". Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (2010).

  7. Donald L. Fixico. "Peace Medal Presented to Kiyo’ Kaga,". Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian (2010).

  8. Review of: Enduring Nations: Native Americans in the Midwest. Annals of Iowa (2009).

  9. Review of: How Choctaws Invented CIvilization and Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World. Journal of Southern History (2009).

  10. Book chapter: Donald L. Fixico. The Federal Indian Relocation Programme of the 1950s and the Urbanization of Indian Identity. Removing Peoples: Forced Removal in the Modern World. Oxford University Press (2009).

  11. Book chapter: Donald L. Fixico. The Literature of American Indian History. A Century of American Historiography. Bedford St. Martins Press (2009).

  12. Donald L. Fixico. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, FL. American Indian Place Names: A Historical Guidebook, edited by Francis Kennedy. Houghton Mifflin Company (2008).

  13. Donald L. Fixico. American Indians in a Modern Society. AltaMira Press (2008).

  14. Fixico, Donald Lee. "Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Public Apology, 2000". "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovreignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  15. Fixico, Donald Lee. "Cobell Case, 1996". Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  16. Fixico, Donald Lee. "Indian Tribal Energy and Self-Determination Act, 2005". "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conficts, and Sovereignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  17. Fixico, Donald Lee. "National Museum of the American Indian, 2004". "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  18. Fixico, Donald Lee. "Sand Creek Massacre Site Return, 2002". "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  19. Fixico, Donald Lee. "Seminole Tribe of Forida Purchase of Hard Rock Cafe, 2007". "Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty". ABC-CLIO (2007).

  20. Edited book: Fixico, Donald Lee. Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty. ABC-CLIO (2007).

  21. Book chapter: Fixico, Donald Lee. Witness of Change Over Fifty Years of Indian Activism and Tribal Politics. BEYOND RED POWER: TRIBAL POLITICS IN THE 1960S. School for Advanced Research Press (2007).

  22. Fixico, Donald Lee. Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century. Greenwood Press (2006).

  23. Fixico, Donald Lee. The Daily LIfe of American Indians in the Twentieth Century. Greenwood Press (2006).

  24. Review of: Creeks and Southerners: Biculturalism on the Early Frontier. Montana Magazine of History (2006).

  25. Crawford, Susan, Fixico, Donald Lee. Termination, Relocation and Religion. American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO (2005).

  26. Donald Fixico. American Indians in Kansas: Review Essay. Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains (2004).

  27. Book chapter: Fixico, Donald Lee (Author) . Foreword. Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century. University Press of Colorado (2004).

  28. Book chapter: Fixico, Donald Lee (Author) . Removal of the Western Southeast Indians. Handbook of North American Indians: Southeast, Volume 14. U.S. Government Printing (2004).

  29. Donald L. Fixico. American Indians. Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, edited by Dianna Everett. Oklahoma Historical Society

  30. Donald L. Fixico. The Invasion of Indian Country: American Capitalism and Tribal Natural Resources. University Press of Colorado

  31. Donald L. Fixico. Foreword in Leonard Ortiz, The Dichotomy of Faith: Native Interpretations and Identity in a Protestant Church.. Edwin Mellen Press

  32. Donald L. Fixico. Roundtable on Massacre at Mountain Meadows. Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

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Presentations

  1. Donald L. Fixico "American Indians View the Jewish Holocaust: Survival and Rebuilding,". "Ethnic Minorities and Holocaust Memory: A Global Perspective Conference," University of Jena, Jen. (Jul 2013).
  2. Donald L. Fixico "The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos and Reality,". Special Invitation, History Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand. (Mar 2013).
  3. Donald L. Fixico "Rebuilding American Indian Nations in the American West,". Special Invitation, Maori Culture Center, University of Auckland, New Zealand. (Mar 2013).
  4. Donald L. Fixico Indigenous Knowledge & the Natural World". Guest Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. (Nov 2012).
  5. Donald L.Fixico "Colonialism & Indigenous Worldview in America". Guest Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. (Nov 2012).
  6. Donald L. Fixico "Mining Tribal Natural Resources & Sacred Places". Guest Lecture at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. (Nov 2012).
  7. Donald L.Fixico "The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos & Reality". "Recruiting Graduate Students & Diversity". (Mar 2012).
  8. Donald L. Fixico "The American Indian Mind in a Modern World". Workshop for Teachers through an NEH Grant. (Nov 2011).
  9. Donald L. Fixico "Power of the Muscogee Creek Oral Tradition". Annual History Invited Speaker, Columbus State University, Columbia, GA. (Nov 2011).
  10. Donald L. Fixico "Federal Indian Policy in the Development of the American West". NEH Teachers Workshop, New York Historical Society, Rockland, NY October 4, 2011. (Oct 2011).
  11. Donald L. Fixico Roundtable: Red Power and Native Nationalism: Historicizing the 1969 Alcatraz Takeover. Western History Association annual meeting October 13-16, 2011. (Oct 2011).
  12. Donald L. Fixico Fire Nations of the Southeast: The Muscogee Creek and Seminole". Urbana Teachers Annual Conference, April 9, 2011. (Apr 2011).
  13. Donald L. Fixico "The Modern Indian from Relocation to Cities". American Indian Urban Families & Communities Conference, Univ of Chicago. (Apr 2011).
  14. Donald L. FIxico "Native ‘Seeing’ in History and a Natural Democracy,". Critical Knowledge Symposium: Identity, Technology and Social Justice: Mapping the Margins of. (Nov 2010).
  15. Donald L. Fixico "The American Indian Mind in Academic Ethos and Reality,". Ethnic Studies Conference. (Apr 2010).
  16. Donald L. Fixico "Oil, Indians, the Natural Environment and Federal Policy". First World Congress of Environmental History, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (Sep 2009).
  17. Donald L. Fixico Coyote and American Indians: A Relationship of Oral Tradition, Cultural Paradox and the Supernatural. 12th Annual Maple Leaf and Eagle North American Studies Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland. (May 2008).
  18. Fixico, Donald Fort Snelling & early Federal Indian Policy. NEH LandMarks of American History Teacher Workshop, Minneapolis. (Jul 2006).
  19. Fixico, Donald The Post Removal Story of Ohio Indians. Removal Story of Ohio Indians Conference, Defiance College, Ohio. (May 2006).
  20. Fixico, Donald The Federal Relocation of American Indians in the 1950s & Urban Indian Identity in the U.S. Forced Migrations Invited Conference, York University, England. (Apr 2006).
  21. Fixico, Donald The Past & Future of Indian Sovereignty. Annual McCleland Symposium, Miami University, Ohio. (Mar 2006).
  22. Fixico, Donald American Indian Leadership Profiles. Journey to Darlington Indian Agency Conference, Clinton, OK. (Mar 2006).
  23. Fixico, Donald Black Hawk & Keokuk: The Complexity of Inter-tribal Politics. Native American Speakers Series, Ohio State University. (Feb 2006).
  24. Fixico, Donald Modern American Indians. Organization of American History Annual Meeting. (Apr 2005).
  25. Fixico, Donald Nothing Has Changed: American Indian Humor. 26th American Indian Conference. (Apr 2005).
  26. Fixico, Donald The American Indian Mind in a Linear World. American Indian Heritage Month at Unversity of Colorado. (Nov 2004).
  27. Fixico, Donald American Indian Activism in the 1960s. Ethnohistory Annual Meeting. (Oct 2004).
  28. Fixico, Donald The Future of American Indian History. American Indian History. (Apr 2004).
  29. Fixico, Donald The Urban Indian Experience. Invited Lecture at East Central University, Ada. (Feb 2004).
  30. Fixico, Donald The Complexity of American Indian Identity. Invited Lecture at East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. (Feb 2004).
  31. Fixico, Donald Becoming Indian and Indian-Hating. Invited Lecture at East Central University, Ada. (Feb 2004).
  32. Fixico, Donald Early Perceptions & Images on the Frontier. Invited Lecture at East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. (Feb 2004).
  33. Fixico, Donald Native Peoples & the Diversity of Ohio. 2004 Year of Celebrating Diversity, Marietta College, Ohio. (Feb 2004).
  34. Fixico, Donald A Place Called Oklahoma. Leadership Colloquium to Public, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. (Feb 2004).
  35. Fixico, Donald New Perspective on American Indian History. Speaking Engagement.
  36. Fixico, Donald Reconstructing American Indian History. Invited Public Lecture at Michigan State University.
  37. Fixico, Donald "Spirits & Manaitous of Indian Oral Tradition". Language, Silience and Voice in Native Studies.
  38. Fixico, Donald "The American Indian Mind in a Linear World". Invited Presentation.

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Service

  1. Art History/Native American History and Culture Search Committee, search committee member (2011 - present)
  2. ASU President's Tribal Liaison Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  3. ASU President's Tribal Liaison Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  4. ASU President's Tribal Liaison Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  5. Provost's Native American Advisory Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  6. Provost's Native American Advisory Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  7. Provost's Native American Advisory Committee, Committee member (2011 - present)
  8. "Urban Rez," documentary by Rocky Mountain PBS & Native American Public Telecommunications, Lead Advisor, Interviewee, and Script Reader (2011 - present)
  9. "Urban Rez," documentary by Rocky Mountain PBS & Native American Public Telecommunications, Lead Advisor, Interviewee, and Script Reader (2011 - present)
  10. Wicaza Sa Review, Editorial Board Member (2004 - present)
  11. Wicaza Sa Review, Editorial Board Member (2004 - present)
  12. North American Field, Committee Member (2004 - present)
  13. North American Field, Committee Member (2004 - present)
  14. North American Field, Committee Member (2004 - present)
  15. Advisory Committee to Northwest Area Foundation, Advisory Committee Member (2003 - present)
  16. Native American Advisory Council to Eiteljorg Museum, Member (2000 - present)
  17. Native American Advisory Council to Eiteljorg Museum, Member (2000 - present)
  18. Native American Advisory Council to Eiteljorg Museum, Member (2000 - present)
  19. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Board of Editors Member (1995 - present)
  20. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Board of Editors Member (1995 - present)
  21. Western Historical Association Indian Student Travel Award Committee, Committee Member (2013 - 2015)
  22. History in SHPRS, Director of Graduate Studies (2013 - 2014)
  23. Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains, External Evaluator & Reader (2013)
  24. Radio Show hosted by President Brad Gottfried of Southern Maryland College, Prince Frederick, Maryland, Interviewee (2013)
  25. Western History Association, annual meeting, Tucson, AZ, Chair of Panel (2013)
  26. Ethnohistory Conference, New Orleans, LA, Chair of Panel (2013)
  27. Personnel Activities Committee, Member and Co-Presenter for a Full Professor Case (2013)
  28. Horizon Television Show, Channel 8, Phoenix, AZ, Interviewee (2013)
  29. History Department, Purdue University., External Evaluator for Tenure and Promotion (2013)
  30. Organization of American Historians, Annual Meeting,, Chair of Panel (2013)
  31. Organization of American Historians, OAH Program Committee Member (2011 - 2013)
  32. University of New Mexico Press, External Evaluator & Reader (2013)
  33. Udall Awards Nomination Committee, Honors College, Committee Member (2012 - 2013)
  34. Villanova University, History Dept, as an invited external reviewe., External Evaluator (2012)
  35. American Indian Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, Western History Association., Chair of Committee (2012)
  36. Vetter of Canadian Postage Stamp, Canadian Government Royal Post., Vetter and helped to design a postage stamp of Tecumseh. (2012)
  37. Canadian Royal Mint., Vetter of a second commemorative Canadian coin for the War of 1812 (2012)
  38. "War of 1812 and Tecumseh," documentary by Channel EqHD, Toronto, Canada produced by Alix MacDonald., Historical Consultant (2011 - 2012)
  39. School of Art, American Indian Art History Search Committee, Search Committee memberr (2011 - 2012)
  40. Udall Awards Nomination Committee, Honors College, Committee Member (2012)

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