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Keith Carlson

Keith Carlson

PhD UBC, 2004

Professor of History, Research Chair in Aboriginal & Community-engaged History

Office: Arts 609
Phone: 306-966-5902
Email: keith.carlson@usask.ca

Keith Thor Carlson is a professor of History and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.  Born and raised in the town of Powell River on BC's west coast, his scholarship focuses on the Salish people of British Columbia, as well as with the Metis of Northwest Saskatchewan. A secondary research interest remains in mid-twentieth century Philippine peasant history.  He is actively engaged in graduate supervision and considers community-engagement as fundamental to both his and his students' research.  Outside academia he received (and is receiving) ongoing education from Salish knowledge keepers and knowledge interpreters.   Beyond scholarship he loves spending time with his family, exploring the outdoors, and wood carving.

PhD UBC 2004; MA UVic 1990; MA UVic 1988

 

Research

a) BOOKS (& Book Equivilants):

2012. Environment and History. Guest editor, with Jon Clapperton, of a special edition of the British journal, Environment and History titledProvincial and Local Parks in Global Perspective”.

 

2012. Folklore. Guest editor of a special edition of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society’s journal Folklore, Winter 2012.  (These are works of original research and writing by 13 of the 127 undergraduates in my Hist152.3 class.)

 

2011. Orality and Literacy: Reflections across Disciplines, (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming March 2011). Co-editor and contributor with Kristina Fagan, Natalia Khanenko-Freisen

 

2010.  The Power of Place, The Problem of Time: Aboriginal Identity and Historical Consciousness in the Cauldron of Colonialism, (University of Toronto Press, 2010)

 

                   2009. “Métis History of N.W. Saskatchewan,” Saskatchewan History, Volume 61, No. 2, Fall 2009. (Guest Editor -- articles provided by                      my graduate students)

 

2009. Through Students' Eyes: Selected Papers from the Stó:lō Ethnohistory Field School. Co-editor with John Lutz and Dave Schaepe. (This special issue of the peer reviewed online journal Research Review Vol. 2, Issue 2, {http://journals.ufv.ca/rr/RR22/} highlights the best contributions of UofS and UVic graduate students participating in the Ethnohistory Fieldschool, 1996-2007.)

 

2006.  Second edition of Henry Pennier’s “Call Me Hank”: A Stó:lõ Man’s Reflections on Logging, Living, and Growing Old. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). Co-editor/contributor with Kristina Fagan. (Together Prof. Fagan and I contributed a 42 page scholarly introduction, explanatory endnotes, two appendices, a glossary, a map, illustrations, and two technical diagrams).

 

2001.  A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre; Seattle: University of Washington Press; Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 2001, 198pp. Editor and senior author.

 

1998.  “I Am Stó:lô :” Katherine Explores Her Heritage, Chilliwack: Stó:lô  Heritage Trust, 1998, 107pp. Senior author with Sonny McHalsie.

 

1997. You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History.  Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997, 210pp. Editor and senior author.

 

                  1996.  The Twisted Road to Freedom: America’s Granting of Independence to the Philippines. Manila: University of the Philippines                              Press, 1995; University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1996, 176pp.

 

b) CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

2012. “Different Peoples, Shared Lands: Historical Perspectives on Native-Newcomer Relations Surrounding Resource Use in British Columbia,” Ken Coates and Keith Carlson in D.B. Tindall and Ronald L. Trosper, eds., Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada (UBC Press, 2012) (forthcoming)

 

2011. "Technologies and Travels: The Secwepmec Use of Literacy and Steam Travel", in Diane Jules, ed., Secwepmec History (Kamloops BC: Kamloops Tribal Council, 2011 - accepted) (not peer reviewed)

 

2011. “Orality About Literacy: The ‘Black and White’ of Salish History,” in Keith Thor Carlson, Kristina Fagan, and Natalia Khanenko-Friesen eds., Orality and Literacy: Reflections Across Disciplines (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011). 39pgs.

 

2011. “Reading and Listening at Batoche,” in Carlson, Fagan and Khanenko-Friesen, eds., Orality and Literacy: Reflections across Disciplines, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011). Co-author with Fagan, and Khanenko-Friesen. 25pgs.

 

2009.  “Aboriginal Diplomacy: Queen Victoria Comes to Canada, and Coyote Goes to London” in Whitney Lackenbaur, and Marshall Bier, eds., Indigenous Diplomacies, (Hampshire: Paulgrave MacMillan, 2009) 29pgs.

 

2009.  “Turning the Page: Ethnohistory From a New Generation”, in Ethnohistory for a New Generation, eds., Keith Thor Carlson et. al. (special issue of the peer reviewed online journal Research Review Vol. 2, Issue 2, {http://journals.ufv.ca/rr/RR22/}), Co-author with John Lutz, and David Schaepe. 14pgs.

 

2007. “Innovation, Tradition, Colonialism, and Aboriginal Fishing Conflicts in the Lower Fraser Canyon,” in Ted Binnema and Susan Neylan, eds., New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada’s Native Past (UBC Press, 2007). 43pgs

 

2007. “The Chilliwack Migration,” in Ron Denman, The Chiliwack Story (Chilliwack: Chilliwack Museum and Archives, 2007). Co-author with Ron Denman. 5pgs. (Not peer reviewed).

 

2007.  “Toward An Indigenous Historiography: Events, Migrations, and the Formation of ‘Post-Contact’ Coast Salish Collective Identities,” in Bruce G. Miller ed., “Be of Good Mind”: Essays on the Coast Salish, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press). 46pgs.

 

2007. “Reflections on Indigenous History and Memory: Reconstructing and Reconsidering Contact,” in John Lutz, ed., Myth and Memory: Stories of Indigenous-European Contact. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007). 41pgs.

 

2006. “The Indians and the Crown: Aboriginal Memories of Royal Promises in Pacific Canada,” in Colin Coates ed., Majesty in Canada, (Edinborough, Scotland: Dundurn Press, 2005). 30pgs.

 

2005. “The Chilliwacks and the River Valley,” in Ron Denman ed., In the Arms of the Mountains: A History of the Chilliwack River Valley, (Chilliwack BC: Chilliwack River Valley Historical Society, 2006) 2pgs. (Not peer reviewed).

 

2001. “Making the World Right through Transformations,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 1, pp.6-7. Co-authored with Sonny McHalsie and David Schaepe

 

2001.  “Expressions of Collective Identity,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 8, pp.24- 29.

 

2001.  “Stó:lô Migrations and Shifting Identity,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô- Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 9, pp.30-31.

 

2001. “Changing Households, Changing Houses,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô- Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 13, pp.40-47. Junior author with David Schaepe, Sonny McHalsie, and Patricia Omerod

 

2001.  “Inter-Community Conflicts,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 14, pp.48-49.

 

2001.  “Memories of Defense,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 15, pp.50- 51. Senior author with Kelly, Hugh, Harry Edwards and Andy Commodore,

 

2001.  “Expressions of Trade and Exchange,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô - Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 18, pp.56-57.

 

2001.  “History Wars: Considering Contemporary Fishing Site Disputes,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 19, pp.58-59.

 

2001.  “The Numbers Game: Interpreting Historical Stó:lô Demographics,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 27, pp.76-83.

 

2001.  “Perceptions and Perspectives of the ‘Other,’” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 28, pp.84-91.

 

2001.  “The Fraser River Gold Rush, 1858,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 29, pp.92- 93.

 

2001.  “Indian Reservations,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 30, pp.94-95.

 

2001.  “European Mapping of an Unfamiliar World,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô-Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 44, pp128-133.

 

2001.  “Prophesy,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., A Stó:lô -Coast Salish Historical Atlas, (Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 2001), Plate 46, pp.154-161.

 

1999.  “Indian Folk History and Place Names,” in Dalphne Sleigh, ed., One Foot on the Border: The History of Sumas Prairie and Area, (Abbotsford: Sumas Prairies and Area Historical Society, 1999), 3pgs. Senior author with Sonny McHalsie.  (Not Peer Reviewed)

 

1997.  “First Contact—Smallpox: ‘A Sickness No Medicine Could Cure and No Person Escape,’” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.27-40.

 

1997.  “Stó:lo-Xwelitem Relations During the Fur and Salmon Trade Era,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.41-52.

 

1997.  “A Legacy of Broken Promises: The Xwelítem Exploration and Settlement of S’olh Téméxw,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.53-86.

 

1997.  “Early Nineteenth Century Stó:lô Social Structures and Government Assimilation Policy,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.87-108.

 

1997.  “Stó:lô People and the Development of the B.C. Wage Labour Economy,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.109-124. Co-author with John Lutz

 

1997.  “Stó:lô Soldiers, Stó:lô Veterans,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History, (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.125-138.

 

                1997.  “Spoken Literature,” in Keith Thor Carlson, ed., You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lô In Canada’s Pacific Coast History,                                  (Chilliwack B.C.: Stó:lô Heritage Trust, 1997), pp.181-196. Junior author with M. Teresa Carlson, Brian Thom and Albert McHalsie 

 

c) EXPOSITORY AND REVIEW ARTICLES:

2008.  "Colonialist Apology and the Batoche National Historical Site Multi-Media Presentation," in The Public Historian, special issue “Public History in Canada” (31:1, Winter 2009) 120-124, (University of California Press: University of California at Santa Barbara).  Invited review essay by guest editor Lyle Dyck.

 

2005.  “Appraising Cole Harris’ Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia.” Native Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2005, pp.125-131.

 

2001.  “An Annotated Bibliography of Major Writings in Aboriginal History (1990-2000),” Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 82, No. I, March 2001, pp.122-171. Co-author with Melinda Jette and Kenichi Matsui,

 

12. PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS PUBLISHED AND ACCEPTED:

2010. "Family Cohesion and Colonial Atomization: Governance and Authority in a Coast Salish Community," Native Studies Review, 19, no.2 (2010).

 

2009. “Exploring Stó:lō-Coast Salish interaction and Identity in Ancient Houses and Settlements in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia,” American Antiquity, Vol. 74, No. 4, October 2009. Dana Lepofsky, David M. Schaepe, Anthony P. Graesch, Michael Lenert, Patricia Ormerod, Keith Thor Carlson, Jeanne E. Arnold, Michael Blake, Patrick Moore, and John J. Clague.

 

2008. “Born Again of the People: Luis Taruc and Peasant Ideology in Philippine Revolutionary Politics,” Histoire Sociale / Social History. Vol. XLI, No. 82, Nov 2008, 417-458.

 

2007 “Precedent and the Aboriginal Response to Global Incursions: Smallpox and Identity Reformation Among the Coast Salish, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 165-201.

 

2007. “Коли говорять інакші інші, або сенс пам’яті: та марнота приміток історика,” [“The Other's Other Orality and the Meaning of Memory,” (translated by Ludmila Slobodianiuk)] Ukraina Moderna, Lviv Ukraine, November January 2007. (22 pages)

 

2005.  “Rethinking Dialogue and History: The King’s Promise and the 1906 Aboriginal Delegation to London,” Native Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2005, pp.1-38.

 

1997.  “Stó:lô Exchange Dynamics,” Native Studies Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1997, pp.5-48.

 

1996.  “The Lynching of Louis Sam,” BC Studies, No. 109, Spring 1996, pp.63-79.

 

13. PAPERS IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS PUBLISHED AND ACCEPTED:

2009.  “Glimpses of Métis Society and History in Northwest Saskatchewan” in Special Edition of Sask History Saskatchewan History Volume 61, No. 2, Fall 2009, 3-6.

 

1999.   “Natives in the Fur Trade: Looking at the Fort Langley Journals.” Review Essay, BC Historical News, Fall 1999, pp.13-15.

 

1999.  “Soldati Stó:lô , Veterani Stó:lô: la straordinaria storia dei soldati solati Stó:lõ, militari per forza in guerra e militanti politici in pace,” HAKO 16, Incontro Con le Culture Magico Visionarie, Estate 1999, pp.19-23.

 

1998.  “Dentro e Fuori il Mercato: Il caso della tribu della vale del fiume Fraser dimostra come gli stereotipi antichi e moderni oscurino il economico indiano,” HAKO 12, Incontro Con le Culture Magico Visionarie, Primavera 1998, pp.27-29.

 

1995.  “Theodore Roosevelt and the Winning of the West: Historian as History” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, New York.  Vol. XX, no.3 & 4, Spring-Summer 1994- 1995, pp.22-27.

 

OTHER:

1997.  The Fur Trade on the Aboriginal Pacific Northwest, Vancouver: Thunderwater     Group, a Division of Jan Perrier Design, 1997.  A Poster Map (27 by 38 inches) depicting all fur trade posts, their years of operation and affiliation, and the major routes of overland and maritime exploration set against the Aboriginal language groups of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Includes an essay describing current interpretations of European-Aboriginal relations during the fur trade era.