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Lindley S. Butler
Lindley S. Butler of Wentworth, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, taught history at Rockingham Community College. Since his retirement, he has served as historical advisor and dive participant on the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge and has taught courses at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. With Alan D. Watson, he edited the history documentary, The North Carolina Experience (1984). His other publications include Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of the Carolina Coast (2000) and The Papers of David Settle Reid (1993). He is the recipient of the Christopher Crittenden Award for contributions to North Carolina history. He is at work on a history of the Proprietary Period of North Carolina history.
Clara Sue Kidwell
Clara Sue Kidwell of Chapel Hill retired in August 2011 as Director of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With personal Chippewa and Choctaw tribal affiliations and the recipient of a doctorate in history from the University of Oklahoma, Kidwell has been a major figure in the development of American Indian Studies programs and innovations. Co-author of American Indian Studies (2005), she has published works on the history of the Choctaw and on American Indian theology. Kidwell served as assistant director for cultural resources at the National Museum of the American Indian and was invited by UNC in 2007 to found the American Indian Center as a means for stimulating research and cultural activity among Eastern American Indians.
Karen Kupperman of New York City is a Silver Professor of History at New York University. An undergraduate at the University of Missouri and the recipient of a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, Kupperman identifies Native American history, the early modern Atlantic world, and colonization as her principal research areas. Her interest in North Carolina dates to her involvement with the commemoration of the state's 400th anniversary and her fellowship at the National Humanities Center in 1984. Her publications include Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony (1984), Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America (2000), and The Jamestown Project (2007). She has received the American Historical Association Prize in Atlantic History, the Albert J. Beveridge Award, and the Binkley-Stephenson Award.
Malinda Maynor Lowery
Malinda Maynor Lowery of Chapel Hill is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her research relates primarily to Native American identity and politics in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries in North Carolina. A member of the Lumbee tribe and an undergraduate at Harvard University, Lowery completed her doctorate at UNC-CH. She has published articles about migration and identity, school desegregation, and religious music. Her book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation, was published by UNC Press in 2010. Lowery has produced three documentary films about Native American issues, including the award-winning In the Light of Reverence, which was broadcast on PBS.
David G. Moore
David Moore of Swannanoa is Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Warren Wilson College. Each summer for fifteen years, he has supervised a crew of colleagues and students investigating the Joara Site in Burke County, where Spanish explorers led by Juan Pardo built Fort San Juan in 1567. Moore, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Catawba Valley Mississippians: Ceramics, Chronology, and Catawba Indians (2002). Prior to taking up his post at Warren Wilson, Moore worked for eighteen years for the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles on the archaeology of western North Carolina.
William S. Price Jr. of Raleigh retired in 2006 from his post as Kenan Professor of History at Meredith College. A Navy veteran and the holder of an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Price worked at the Division (now Office) of Archives and History from 1971 to 1995, the last fourteen of those years as director. Price edited documentary volumes of colonial court records in his first years at the agency and wrote Nathaniel Macon: Three Views of His Character and Creed (2008). His is also the co-author, with Jack Claiborne, of Discovering North Carolina: A Tar Heel Reader (1991).
Arwin Smallwood of Memphis, Tennessee, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Memphis. A native of Bertie County, Smallwood received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from North Carolina Central University and a doctorate from The Ohio State University. His dissertation concerned Indian Woods, the reservation in his native Bertie County, set up in 1717 for Native peoples after the Tuscarora War. His is the co-author of The Atlas of African-American History and Politics from the Slave Trade to Modern Times (2008). In 2007, he presented a paper on colonial maps and Indians at a conference in Bath, England sponsored by the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, and the American Museum in Britain.
David Stick, a longtime resident of the Outer Banks who sat on Amelia Earhart's lap on the 25th anniversary of the Wright brothers' flight, dedicated over six decades of his life to collecting, researching, and writing about the Outer Banks. From early work for the Elizabeth City Independent, Stick moved on to work as a U. S. Marine Corps combat correspondent and as an associate editor of American Legion Magazine. He wrote or edited eleven books on North Carolina history, including Graveyard of the Atlantic (1952), The Outer Banks of North Carolina, 1584-1958 (1958), and Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America (1983). His life's work culminated with the gift of his collection of books, maps, and manuscripts to the State of North Carolina as the centerpiece of the Outer Banks History Center. Mr. Stick died in 2009.
Harry L. Watson of Chapel Hill is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, where he is co-editor of the quarterly journal, Southern Cultures. Since 2005 he has been a member of the North Carolina Historical Commission. He holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a doctorate from Northwestern University. His fields of interest are U.S. social and political history, Southern history, and North Carolina history. His publications include Jacksonian Politics and Community (1981), An Independent People (1983), Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America (1990), and, as co-editor, The American South in a Global World (2005) and Chasing the American Dream (2007).