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Victoria A. Smith

Victoria A. Smith

Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies

Contact Information:

617 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-2417
Fax: 402-472-8839
E-mail: email address

Curriculum Vitae: Curriculuum Vitae

Joined the Department:

August 2002

Victoria Smith is an Associate Professor of History and Native American Studies at UNL. She earned a B.A. in History (1992) and M.A. in American Indian Studies (1995) at Arizona State University and a PhD in American History from Arizona State University (2002). She held the Edgerton Junior Faculty Chair at UNL from 2004-2006 and co-authored and edited the award-winning No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier (Nebraska Press, 2005) (Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award/Biography and Memoirs, 2005). Dr. Smith's research concentration is in 19th-century Native American West, with a specialization in Arizona and Apache history. Most recently, Dr. Smith authored Captive Arizona, 1851-1906 (Nebraska Press, 2009) and is currently working on a book chapter comparing the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 in Utah to the 1871 Camp Grant Massacre in Arizona. Dr. Smith has earned several teaching awards, and builds her coursework around the evolution of federal Indian policy in the 19th and 20th centuries. She is a Cherokee, Delaware and Lumbee descendant through the Harmon/ Anderson/Oxendine/Smith line, familiar to genealogists for their long history of service to the United States Armed Forces.


August 2002 - Ph.D. in History , Arizona State University
May 1995 - Master of Arts in American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
August 1992 - Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Arizona


Smith, Victoria A. Captive Arizona: Indian Captives and Captive Indians in Territorial Arizona, 1850-1912. UNL Press, 2007.
Smith, Victoria A., and Stabler, Hollis. No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Book Chapters, Introductions, & Essays:

Smith, Victoria A. Introduction to Children of the Dust. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2006.


Smith, Victoria A. "Sexuality and the Invasion of America" Red Ink: A Native American Student Publication. (1994).

Conference Papers:

"The Role of Captivity in the Chiricahua Wars." Paper presented at Arizona History Convention, Tucson, April 2006.
"Sexuality and the Invasion of America." Paper presented at Western History Association, October 2004.

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