Kathryn H. Braund

Kathryn Braund Hollifield Professor of Southern History
Thach 308-A
(334) 844-6649
braunkh@auburn.edu
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Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Profile

Kathryn H. Braund (Professor) was educated at Auburn University (MA, 1980) and Florida State University (PhD, 1986). Her research focuses on the ethnohistory of the Creek and Seminole Indians in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Her first book was Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815 (1993). The second edition of Deerskins and Duffels was released in 2008. She is the co-author, with Gregory A. Waselkov, of William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians (1995). She is editor of an annotated version of Bernard Romans's A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida (1999) and an annotated edition of James Adair's 1775 classic History of the American Indians (2005). Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram, 1739-1823, co-edited with Charlotte M. Porter, was released by the University of Alabama Press in 2010. Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War, a collection of essays, was released in August 2012.

Dr. Braund is currently working on a book about the Creek War of 1813-1814 and a guidebook to the Old Federal Road in Alabama. She is current President of the Friends of Horseshoe Bend and is the past president of the Alabama Historical Association and the Bartram Trail Conference.

Education

Recent Publications

Books

  • Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and War of 1812, ed. Kathryn E. Holland Braund (University of Alabama Press, 2012)
  • Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram, eds. Kathryn E. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Porter (University of Alabama Press, 2010)
  • Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indians, Anglo-Americans and the Deerskin Trade, 1685-1815, revised edition with a new introduction (University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
  • James Adair's History of the American Indians, ed. Kathryn E. Holland Braund with introductory essays and annotations (University of Alabama Press, 2005)
  • A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, by Bernard Romans, ed. Kathryn E. Holland Braund with introductory essays and annotations (University of Alabama Press, 1999)
  • William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians, by Kathryn Braund and Gregory A. Waselkov, Indians of the Southeast series (University of Nebraska Press, 1995)
  • Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815, Indians of the Southeast series. (University of Nebraska Press, 1993 [hard cover] and 1996 [paper edition])

Articles

  • “Red Sticks,” in Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and War of 1812, ed. Kathryn E. Holland Braund (University of Alabama Press, 2012), 84-104
  • “Reflections on ‘Shee Coocys’ and the Motherless Child: Creek Women in a Time of War,” Alabama Review 64 (October 2011): 255-84
  • “William Bartram’s Gustatory Tour,” in Fields of Vision: Essays on the Travels of William Bartram, eds.Kathryn E. Holland Braund and Charlotte M. Porter (University of Alabama Press, 2010), 33-53
  • “The Real Worlds of William Bartram’s Travels,” in Bartram’s Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South, ed. Dorinda G. Dallmeyer (Mercer University Press, 2010)
  • “William Bartram’s Indian Manuscripts,” in William Bartram: The Search for Nature’s Design: Selected Art, Letters, and Unpublished Writings, eds. Thomas Hallock and Nancy Hoffmann (University of Georgia Press, 2010)
  • “‘Like to Have Made a War among Ourselves’: The Creek Indians and the Coming of the War of the Revolution,” in Nexus of Empire: Loyalty and National Identity in the Gulf Borderlands, 1763-1821, eds. Gene A. Smith and Sylvia L. Hilton (University of Florida Press, 2010) 39-62
  • “The De Soto Map and the Luna Narratives: An Overview of Other Sixteenth-Century Sources,” and “The Battle of Mabila: Competing Narratives,” in The Search for Mabila: The Decisive Battle between Hernando de Soto and Chief Tascalusa, ed. Vernon J, Knight (University of Alabama Press, 2009) 45-63 & 182-191
  • “The Congress Held in a Pavilion: John Bartram and the Creek Indian Congress at Picolata, East Florida,” in America’s Curious Botanist: A Tercentennial Reappraisal of John Bartram, 1699-1777, eds. Nancy Hoffmann and John C. Van Horne, Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 243 (APS, 2004)
  • “‘Like a Stone Wall Never to be Broke’: the British-Indian Boundary Line with the Creek Indians, 1763-1773,” in Britain and the American South: Encounters and Exchanges from Colonial Times to Rock ‘N’ Roll, ed. Joseph Ward (University of Mississippi Press, 2003)
  • “The Creek Indians, Blacks, and Slavery,” Journal of Southern History 57 (November 1991): 601-636
  • “Guardians of Tradition and Handmaidens to Change: Women’s Roles in Creek Economic and Social Life during the Eighteenth Century,” American Indian Quarterly 14 (Summer 1990): 239-258
  • “‘Hog Wild and ‘Nuts’: Billy Boll Weevil Comes to the Alabama Wiregrass,” Agricultural History 63 (Summer 1989): 15-39.
  • “The Anglo-Spanish Contest for the Gulf Coast as Viewed from the Townsquare,” in Anglo-Spanish Confrontation on the Gulf Coast During the American Revolution, eds. William S. Coker and Robert R. Rea (University Presses of Florida, 1982), 90-105

Last Updated: October 11, 2013