Dr. Alice KehoeEmeritus Professor



Dr. Alice Beck Kehoe attended Barnard College and Harvard University, from which she received her PhD in Anthropology. Dr. Kehoe taught at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln before teaching at Marquette University, from which she retired in 2000 as Professor Emeritus.


Kehoe has studied many aspects of Native America and is a strong believer in the theoretical link between the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex (SECC) (of the Native southeastern U.S.) and Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America).


Selected publications:


(2014) "A Passion for the True and Just: Feliz and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal." Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

(2012) "Amskapi Pikuni: the Blackfeet People". In collaboration with Stewart E. Miller, based on a

manuscript by Clark Wissler. Albany: SUNY Press.

(2012) " Militant Christianity: An Anthropological History". New York: Palgrave/Macmillan.

(2008) Controversies in Archaeology 2008. Walnut Grove CA: Left Coast Press.

(2007) Archaeology: A Concise Introduction. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.

(2006) The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization, second edition Waveland Press, 2006.

(2005) The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.

(2005) North American Indians, A Comprehensive Account, third edition 2006. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

(2002) America Before the European Invasions. London: Longman.

(2002) Who's Having This Baby: Perspectives on Birthing. With Krista Ratcliffe, Carla H. Hay, and Leona Vande Vusse.

(2000) Shamans and Religion: An Anthropological Exploration in Critical Thinking. Long Grove IL: Waveland Press.

(1999) Assembling the Past: Studies in the Professionalization of Archaeology. With Mary Beth Emmerichs. U. New Mexico Press.

(1998) The Land of Prehistory: A Critical History of American Archaeology. New York: Routledge.

(1998) Humans: An Introduction to Four-Field Anthropology. New York: Routledge.

(1997) Suns, Solstices and Sun Dance Structures [and Other Articles]. With Thomas Kehoe.

(1996) Introduction to The Pawnee Ghost Dance Hand Game: Ghost Dance Revival and Ethnic Identity by Alexander Lesser.


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