About Lindsay M. Montgomery
Lindsay is an anthropological archaeologist whose work focuses on the material practices of mobile groups during the late pre-contact and colonial periods. Her research employs a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, which brings together archaeological, archival, oral historical, and ethnographic sources to understand the social practices of mobile groups, such as the Ute, Jicarilla Apache, and Comanche. Her current research revolves around a collaborative research project with Picuris Pueblo in northern New Mexico. This work explores the social and economic relationship between Picuris Pueblo and the Jicarilla Apache through an investigation of agricultural practices at the Pueblo between 1400-1750 CE. Lindsay is currently a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University where she is working on a full-length monograph entitiled "We Take Our Place With Us" which documents the deep history of mobile land-use practices on the Taos Plateau.
2019 (with Chip Colwell) Objects of Survivance: A Material History of the American Indian School Experience. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. https://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3735-objects-of-survivance
2019. Comanche Imperialism: The Materiality of Empire. In Indigenous Persistence in the Colonized Americas: Material and Documentary Perspectives on Entanglement, edited by Heather Law-Pezzarossi and Russell Sheptak, 99-120. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico.
ANTH 638. Culture Contact & Colonialism
ANTH 457/557. Contesting the Past: Archaeology and Global Heritage
ANTH 385. Fight the Power!
ANTH 160. Patterns in Prehistory
Areas of Study
American Southwest & Southern Plains
Historical archaeology, Colonialism, Nomadism, Cultural landscapes, Ethnohistory, Indigenous philosophy
Ph.D., Stanford University
B.A., Barnard College (Columbia University)