Rebecca Kugel is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of To Be the Main Leaders of Our People: A History of Minnesota Ojibwe Politics, 1825–1898 and coeditor of Native Women’s History in Eastern North America before 1900: A Guide to Research and Writing.
“Making Relatives of Them is a wonderful contribution, particularly
so for centering Native kinship practices and politics.”—James
Joseph Buss, author of Winning the West with Words: Language and
Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes.
“Making Relatives of Them not only contributes to our understanding of how kinship was the organizational framework for Indigenous societies in the Great Lakes, but also shows how race impacted hundreds of years of social interaction, changing the way outsiders regarded people of Indigenous ancestry.”—Susan Sleeper-Smith, author of Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690–1792