Elizabeth Ann-Berton Reilly, Database Chair

Elizabeth has a master’s degree in education in heritage studies. While working on my master’s degree at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, I focused on both oral history projects and Northeast Woodlands Indigenous peoples, their histories and cultures. I also interned at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, in Warner, New Hampshire. As part of my internship, I interviewed Indigenous veterans for a project the museum was doing honoring Native veterans. I also created a how to do an oral history manual for them.

Over the last few years I have been a PhD student at the University of New Mexico, in their Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies program. As of this summer I will be finished with my coursework and will be working on my dissertation.

I moved to Michigan this past July to be close to the tribe I am working with—the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation. I have been working with them for a few years now, mostly focusing on tribal histories and oral history projects.

My other focus is on mixed-race Indigenous identities (specifically passing as White and being White-coded), as well as non-federally recognized Indigenous communities and peoples. Finally, I am interested in family oral histories and conducting family oral history projects.

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