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J. Frederick Fausz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Fields of interest:

  • American Indians, Colonial America, Fur Trade, Lewis &
    Clark Expedition and Era, French Creole Culture in the
    Mississippi Valley, Research Methods

Major Publications:

  • Assistant Editor, The Complete Works of Captain John Smith, 3 vols., ed. Philip L Barbour (Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1986)
  • "An Abundance of Blood Shed on Both Sides: England's First Indian War, 1609-1614," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 98.1 (Jan 1990) 3-56
  • "Merging and Emerging Worlds: Anglo-Indian Interest Groups and the development of the 17th Century Chesapeake", lead chapter in Lois Green Carr, Phillip Morgan and Jean Russo, eds., (Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1989), 225-268.
  • "Patterns of Anglo-Indian Aggression and Accommodation Along the Mid-Atlantic Coast, 1584 1634", in William Fitzhugh, ed., Cultures in Contact: The Impact of European Contacts on Native American Cultural Institutions, AD 1000-1800 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985)
  • "Fighting 'Fire' with Firearms: The Anglo Powhatan Arms Race in Early Virginia," in American Indian Culture and Research Journal (UCLA), 3.1 (1980), 33-50 reprinted in Roger Nichols, ed., The American Indian: Past and Present, 3rd ed. (Knopf, 1986), 61-72
  • "Openchancanough: Indian Resistance Leader," lead chapter in David Sweet and Gary B. Nash eds., Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (University of California, 1981) 21-37 reprinted in Roger L. Nichols, ed., The American Indian: Past and Present, 5th ed. Mcgraw-Hill 1999, 11-19
  • "'Engaged in Enterprises Pregnant with Terror': George Washington's Formative Years Among the Indians," in Warren R Hofstra, ed., George Washington and the Virginia Backcountry (Madison House, 1998) ,115-155
  • "' To Draw thither the trade of Beavers': The Strategic Significance of the English Fur Trade in the Chesapeake, 1620-1660," in Bruce Trigger, et al., eds., Le Castor Fait Tout: Selected Papers of the 5th North American Fur Trade Conference (Mcgill University Press, 1986), 42-71
  • "A Letter of Advice to the Governor of Virginia, 1624" (with Jon Kulka), William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 34.1 (jan 1977) 104-129

Current Research:

  • Osage Indians and the St. Louis Fur Trade, 1764-1825
  • The Powhatan Uprising of 22 March 1622 and Its Implications
  • Comparative Fur Trades: Chesapeake Bay and Missouri River; Documentary Sources of Anglo-Indian Relations in the 17th Century Chesapeake Colonies

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