Patricia Albers

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, WI, none.
  • M.A.: Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, WI, none.
  • B.A.: Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, WI, none.

Specialties

  • American Indian history
  • anthropology
  • ethnohistory
  • gender
  • Native American culture
  • Native American tribes and nations
  • ethnicity and intertribal relations
Courses Taught
  • AmIn 3303 - American Indians and Photography
  • AmIn 3409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Department Chair, University of Minnesota:

Research

  • Research on the representation of indigenous peoples on the picture postcard: Interprets the impact of tourism on the ways in which indigeneous people have been imaged and imagined, 1982 - present
  • Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Study of Wind Cave National Park: Examines the history of tribal cultural affiliations to the area of the park, 1999 - 2003
  • Ethnography study of American Indian powwows in the northern Plains: looks at the changing panorama of the contemporary powwow scene, 1966 - present

Outreach

  • Dakota and Ojibwe language: 1998 - present
Publications
  • The Hidden Half: Studies of Plains Indian Women. Albers, Patricia, co-edited with Beatrice Medicine, Latham Park, MD: University Press of America, 1983.
  • Santee & Plains Ojibwa. Albers, Patricia, 2001.
  • Marxism and Materialism in American Indian History. Albers, Patricia, 2001.
  • Labor and Exchange in American Indian History. Albers, Patricia, 2002.