Ted N. Fortier, PhD

PhD, Anthropology

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology

Phone: 206.296.5385

Building/Room: Casey 310-10


Teaching and Research Interests

Anthropology of Native America
Human Rights and Indigenous issues
Psychological Anthropology
Religion and Shamanism
Cultural memory
Culture Change

Key Publications

The Death that Brings Life: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity among the Coeur d’Alene Indians. Elohi: indigenous People and the Environment. University of Bordeaux June, 2012. Pp 21-36.
No One Eats the Fish Anymore: Tribal Reclamation of the Silver Valley, Idaho. Impact. Vol 14, no. 2. March 2012. Pp. 10-12.
Cultural Memory: Religion, Resistance and Identity (Univ. Texas, 2007)
Religion and Resistance in the Encounter between Jesuit Missionaries and Coeur d’Alene Indians on the Columbia Plateau (Mellen Press, 2002)
“Shamanism,” “Creationism,” and “Medicine Men,” Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Sage Publications, 2006
Post-Modern Art and the Religious Imagination: commentary and book for the Tacoma Art Museum, July, 1999
Coeur d’Alene Spirituality and Survival; Proceedings of the First Native American Studies Conference, University Press of the University of Idaho, 1999


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