Deward Walker (Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1964; Professor)

I have published research among some two dozen tribes and several Hispanic populations of western North America dealing with ethnography, ethnohistory, archaeology, historical linguistics, and applied research.  Most of my research concerns tribal communities of the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin and includes investigations of tribal health, education, and criminal justice practices, environment, natural and cultural resources, and related topics for some dozen government and private agencies.  Tribal leaders demand more accountability and more control over anthropological and other research conducted by non-tribal investigators, a situation with which I am intimately familiar and in which I customarily operate. I have trained numerous graduate students and have published cooperatively with tribal researchers.  My continuing editorial duties include the American Anthropologist, Human Organization, the High Plains Applied Anthropologist, and the Journal of Northwest Anthropology.

Deward Walker

Selected Publications:

  • 2008   Kennewick Man: What Does the Future Hold?  In Kennewick Man: Perspectives on the Ancient One. Edited by H. Burke, C. Smith, D. Lippert, J. Watkins, and L. Zimmerman. Walnut Creek, CA., Left Coast Press.

  • 2007-2008   An Assessment of American Indian Occupation and Uses of the Cultural and Natural Resources of Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. With Pamela K. Graves. Denver, CO: National Park Service, Government Printing Office.

  • 2004  Anthropology.  The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. 3rd Ed. Edited by W. Edward Craighead and Charles B. Nemeroff. Hoboken, NJ., John Wiley & Sons.

  • 1999   "A Revisionist View of Julian Steward from the Northern Great Basin." In Julian Steward and the Great Basin: The Making of an Anthropologist. Clemmer, Richard et al. Salt Lake, University of Utah Press.

  • 1999   Estimated Radiation Doses to Yakama Indian Tribal Fishermen: A Test Application of the Columbia River Dosimetry Model Developed for the Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project. Boulder, CO, WRG, Ltd.

  • 1998  The Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 12, Plateau. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office. Editor and contributor.

  • 1998   Nez Perce Coyote Tales. 2nd Edition. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press.

  • 1991  "Protection of American Indian Sacred Geography." In Handbook of American Indian Religious Freedom, pp. 100-115. Edited by Christopher Vecsey. New York, The Crossroad Publishing Company.

  • 1989  Nez Perce Oral Narratives. Berkeley, University of California Press. With Haruo Aoki.

  • 1989 Witchcraft and Sorcery of the North American Native Peoples. Preface by David Carrasco. Moscow, University of Idaho Press.