Aboriginal Peoples and the World Wars
The recent flurry of scholarly literature
on Aboriginal contributions to the Canadian and American war
efforts of the twentieth century is highly anecdotal and highlights
several dominant themes. Systematic research is sorely needed
to test these general observations.
Since 2007, I have
been collaborating with Dr. Scott Sheffield (assistant professor,
University College of the Fraser Valley) on a comparative
history of indigenous peoples and the Second World War in
Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. We
have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
(SSHRC) standard research grant to undertake this study. We
have been to Australia, New Zealand, and the United States to conduct research,
and will be working on two monographs this upcoming year:
Canadian Aboriginal Peoples and the Second World War. Research complete, expected submission in 2012 to a Canadian university press.
Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: A Comparative History. Research complete, expected submission to a university press in April 2013.
I am also working
with Dr. Tim Winegard on a book about the Iroquois in the
world wars. This study will look at experiences on the home
front and overseas, and will encompass Iroquois communities
in the United States and Canada.
My previous publications on Aboriginal peoples and the military include:
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, John Moses, Scott Sheffield, and Maxime Gohier. A Commemorative History of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military. Ottawa: Department of National Defence, 2010. iv, 189. Available online at http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/pub/boo-bro/abo-aut/index-eng.asp.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. Battle Grounds: The Canadian Military and Aboriginal Lands. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007. xviii, 350 pp.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, Craig Mantle and Scott Sheffield, eds. Aboriginal Peoples and Military Participation: Canadian and International Perspectives. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007. v, 326 pp.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Craig Mantle, eds. Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectives. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. xxv, 267 pp.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “‘A Hell of a Warrior’: Remembering Sergeant Thomas George Prince,” Journal of Historical Biography 1/1 (Spring 2007). 26-79. A similar paper appears in Intrepid Warriors: Perspectives on Canadian Military Leadership ed. Bernd Horn. St. Catharines: Vanwell, 2007. 95-138.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “‘Of Practically No Use to Anyone’: Situating a Rifle Range on the Fort William Indian Reserve, 1905-1914,” The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records 34 (2006). 3-28. Shortlisted for the 2009 J.P. Bertrand Award of the Thunder Bay Museum Society.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “The Irony and the Tragedy of Negotiated Space: A Case Study on Narrative Form and Aboriginal-Government Relations during the Second World War.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association NS #15 (2004). 177-206. Winner of the 2005 Journal of the CHA award.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “‘Pay No Attention to Sero’: The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Imperial Flying Training during the Great War.” Ontario History 46/2 (Autumn 2004). 143-69.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “Combined Operation: The Appropriation of Stoney Point Reserve and the Creation of Camp Ipperwash.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 2/1 (Fall 1999). 29 pp. Available online at: http://www.jmss.org/1999/article4.html.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Katharine McGowan. “Indigenous Nationalisms and the Great War: Enlisting the Six Nations in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), 1914-17,” in Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectivesed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Craig Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. 89-115.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney, and Scott Sheffield. “Moving Beyond ‘Forgotten’: The Historiography on Canadian Native Peoples and the World Wars,” in Aboriginal Peoples and Military Participation: Historical Perspectives ed. P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Craig Mantle. Kingston: CDA Press, 2007. 209-231.
Lackenbauer, P. Whitney. “Politics of Race, Gender and Sex,” in Aboriginal Connections to Race, Environment and Traditions ed. Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe. Winnipeg: Aboriginal Issues Press/University of Manitoba Press, 2006. 3-16.
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