Laurie Arnold is an enrolled member of the Sinixt Band of the Colville Confederated Tribes and is Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University. Her first book, Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination, was published by the University of Washington Press in 2012. She holds a PhD in History from Arizona State University and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Oregon State University.
In 2017, Laurie together with a colleague at Whitman College won a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute award for “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau.” The institute will be held at Whitman in June 2018. Laurie’s next project, The National Indian Gaming Association and Intertribal Activism: Community Leaders, National Impacts, is a study of Indian gaming told from the beginning, through the lens of leaders who advocated on behalf of tribes and who continue to advance tribal goals three decades later. Laurie previously held positions at the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago and at the University of Notre Dame.
• Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead: The Colville Tribes and Termination
, University of Washington Press 2012
• “More Than Mourning Dove: Christine Quintasket, Activist, Leader, Public Intellectual,” in Montana the Magazine of Western History, Montana Historical Society, Vol. 67, no. 1 (pp. 27-45) 2017
• “The Ground Floor of a Movement: The National Indian Gaming Association and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,” in the Western Historical Quarterly, published by Oxford University Press Forthcoming Winter 2017
• “Finding Mourning Dove in the Lucullus V. McWhorter Papers,” in Collection Management, published by Taylor & Francis, co-authored with Cheryl Gunselman Forthcoming Summer 2017
• “Contextualizing Indian Gaming for the National Gambling Impact Study,” UNLV Center for Gaming Research Occasional Papers Series, No. 37, November 2016 2016
• “Finding Mourning Dove’s Authentic Voice: An Introduction through Letters and Manuscripts,” co-authored with Emma Noyes (Colville tribal member) and Ivy Wood (Gonzaga alumna), in Native Women of North America, Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires database, Alexander Street Press 2016
Solicited Contributions to Peer-Reviewed Publications
• Foreword, “Hang Them All”: George Wright and the Plateau Indian War
, 1858, University of Oklahoma Press, (p. xi). 2016