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Kathryn H. Braund


(334) 844-6649

308A Thach Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849

Short Biography:
Kathryn H. Braund (Professor) is the Hollifield Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. She was educated at Auburn University (MA, 1980) and Florida State University (PhD, 1986). 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.

Published articles include: "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 (Alabama, 2009); "'Like to Have Made A War Among Ourselves'": The Creek Indians and the Coming of the War of the Revolution" in Nexus of Empire: Negotiating Loyalty and Identity in the Revolutionary Borderlands, 1760s-1820s (2009); "'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, Proceedings of the 26th Porter L. Fortune Jr. History Symposium (2003); "The Creek Indians, Blacks, and Slavery," Journal of Southern History 57 (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 (1990): 239-258; and "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 (1982).

Dr. Braund is currently working on a book on the Creek War of 1813-1814. She is the president of the Alabama Historical Association, past president of the Bartram Trail Conference, and President of the Friends of Horseshoe Bend.