Devon Mihesuah

Humanities Program, University of Kansas


Devon Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Humanities Program at the University of Kansas and the former editor of the American Indian Quarterly. A historian by training, she is the author of numerous award-winning books on Indigenous history and current issues, including Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health (edited with Elizabeth Hoover), which won the Daniel F. Austin Award presented by the Society for Economic Botany, and Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness, which was recently named the Best Indigenous Book in the U.S. by Gourmand International. She oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Project (www.aihd.ku.edu) and the Facebook page Indigenous Eating. See her blog at www.devonmihesuah.blog.ku.edu.



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