‘Reclaiming Two-Spirits’ wins PROSE Award, ‘Indigenous Continent’ a finalist

Professor Gregory D. Smithers‘s Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America (Beacon Press, 2022) has won a PROSE Award as the 2023 Category Winner in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology, as part of the recent 47th Annual PROSE Awards. Organised by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards honours scholarly work published in 2022. Professor Smithers is joined by fellow Treatied Spaces colleague Professor Pekka Hämäläinen, whose Indigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North America (W.W. Norton, 2022) was named a finalist for Outstanding Work by a Trade Publisher.

Reclaiming Two-Spirits is a sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations. Listen to an interview with Smithers on Radio IQ/WVTF, and read a review of the book by Danielle Ballantyne on Foreword Reviews.

Indigenous Continent is a major new book output from Treatied Spaces’ Brightening the Covenant Chain project by co-investigator Professor Pekka Hämäläinen. Read Joy Porter’s reviews of the book in the January 2023 edition of History Today and in BBC History Magazine. A review by David Waldstreicher, Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, is also available in The Atlantic.