BUNNY McBRIDE

ABBREVIATED VITAE

 

Department of Sociology & Anthropology
204
Waters Hall, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 USA
Phone: 785-532-6865
EMAIL: bmcb@ksu.edu

 

PROFESSION:
Writer/Editor/Anthropologist/lecturer

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Biography, oral history, ethnographic writing, indigenous peoples, wildlife conservation, tourism;
Africa, North America

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
PI Acadia National Park Ethnohistory Project (2003-) – under the auspices of National Parks Service in cooperation with Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot tribal groups in Maine.
Adjunct Lecturer of Anthropology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1995-)
Writer (1977-)

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Board Member Women’s World Summit Foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland (2003-)
Freelance Editor (substantive and copy editing) (1977-)

Oral History Advisor, Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Project (1995-)
Advisory Committee, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME (1997-)

EDUCATION
MA, Cultural Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY (1980)
BA, Fine Art and English, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (1972)
MFA courses(19 credits), Boston University, Boston, MA (1973-75)

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Editor, Executive Summary, Window on the News, Boston, MA (1996-2000)
Visiting Lecturer of Anthropology, Principia College, Elsah, IL (biennial spring terms, 1981-2002)
Visiting Lecturer, Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies, Portland, ME (1995)
Director of Research & Development, Association of Aroostook Indians, Houlton, ME (1981-82)
Assistant Editor, Home Forum Page, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA (1978-79)
Director, Boston Forum Community Center, Boston, MA (1973-77)
Production Assistant, Promotion & Design, Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA (1972-73)

PREVIOUS CONSULTANCIES
Consultant and grant writer, Aroostook Micmac Indian Council, Presque Isle, ME (1982-91)
Chair, Grant Review Panel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans, Washington, D.C. (1982-88)
Ethnographic Researcher, "Our Lives in Our Hands," documentary film, Karen Carter, Dir., Harald Prins, prod. 1985 (distributed by Documentary Educational Resources, Watertown, MA).

PROFILED IN

Boston Globe Sunday Magazine 3/3/2001, pp16-17, 19-25 (“Hunting and Gathering: Writer Bunny McBride Helps Maine’s Native American Women Unearth Their Lost History” by Edgar Allen Beem).

Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors Online. Gale Group, Thompson Pubs. 1999-

Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian, Barry T. Klein, Ed. (2000-2005/9th-12th editions).

MUSEUM EXHIBITS

“4 Mollys: Women of the Dawn” Museum Exhibit (2001-2002):  Curated this major exhibit based on my book Women of the Dawn for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. The show ran from January-December 2002. (Reviewed in American Anthropologist 106(1) 161-64 (March 2004): “Interpreting Wabanaki Women’s History” by Marilyn Norcini).

"Our Lives in Our Hands" Museum Exhibit (1990-91):
Designed, gained funding for, coordinated  this exhibit on Native American basketmakers and their work—which traveled, among other places, to the Anthropology Museum at the University of Pennsylvania, the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine, and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College.

ABBREVIATED PUBLICATIONS LIST

BOOKS

Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge (with William Haviland, Harald E.L.Prins, and Dana Walrath). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2004.

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge (with William Haviland, Harald E.L. Prins, and Dana Walrath). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2004.

Anthropology: The Human Challenge  (with William Haviland, Harald E.L. Prins, and Dana Walrath). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 2004.

Essence of Anthropology (with William Haviland, Harald E.L. Prins, and Dana Walrath). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning (forthcoming 2005).

Women of the Dawn. (Friends of American Writers Literary Award winner) Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999. (Paperback 2001)

Molly Spotted Elk: A Penobscot in Paris  (Pulitzer nominee). Norman:University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 (Paperback 1997).

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife (with Peter Alden, Richard Estes and Duane Schlitter). New York: Knopf, 1995.

Our Lives in Our Hands: Micmac Indian Basketmakers. Halifax: Nimbus, and Gardiner, Me.: Tilbury House, Publishers, 1990.

CHAPTERS/ARTICLES IN BOOKS & ENCYCLOPEDIA

“Spotted Elk, Molly (Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud).” In Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century. Susan Ware, ed. Cambridge, MA & London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

"Princess Watahwaso: Bright Star of the Penobscot." In Thriving Beyond Expectations, Women in Maine, 1850-1950. Polly Kaufman, ed. Orono, Me.: University of Maine Press (forthcoming).

"Lucy Nicolar: The Artful Activision of a Penobscot Performer." In Native Women’s Lives. Theda Perdue, ed. Oxford University Press, 2001 (pp141-159).

"The Spider and the WASP." In Reading Beyond Words: Context for Native History. Jennifer S.H. Brown and Elisabeth Vibert, eds. 403-427. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 1996, 2nd edition 2003 (pp407-430).

"Discovering Europe 1493" (with H. Prins). In World History, 1500 to the Present, vol. II (Annual Editions). D. McComb, ed. 95-98. Guildford, Ct.: Brown & Benchmark, 1996.

"Walking the Medicine Line: Molly Ockett, a Pigwacket Doctor" (with H. Prins). In Northeastern Indian Lives. Robert Grumet, ed. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996 (pp321-47).

"A Social History of Maine Indian Basketry." (with H. Prins). In Maine Basketry Past to Present (exhibit catalog). Carolyn Herter, ed. 5-14. Waterville, Me.: Colby College Museum of Art, 1989. (Reprinted in Kennebec Proprietor, Vol. 6:2. Augusta, Me.: Fort Western Museum, winter 1990.)

"Senegal’s Door of No Return." In Destinations: Uncommon Trips, Treks and Voyages. Sonja Thomas, ed. 190-93. Boston: The Christian Science Monitor, 1989.

"Mercy's Greeting." In Home Forum Reader. Fred Hunter, ed. 151-53. The Christian Science Monitor, 1989.

"The Micmac of Maine." In Rooted Like the Ash Trees: New England Indians and the Land. R.G.Carlson, ed. 35-39. Naugatuck, Ct.: Eagle Wing Press, 1987.

"Who Needs Signatures? The Significance of Unsigned Art." In Inside/Outside: Private Art (exhibit catalog). Natasha Mayers, ed. Portland: University of Southern Maine, 1987.

 

 

SCORES OF ARTICLES IN NUMEROUS NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS:

The Christian Science Monitor (90+ pieces, many syndicated)

Washington Post

Travel & Leisure

The Boston Globe (newspaper & magazine)

Kansas City Star

Travel-Holiday

Chicago Tribune

World Monitor

International Wildlife

Seattle Times

Down East

Sierra

Philadelphia Inquirer

Outside

Yankee Magazine