J. Daniel d'Oney, Ph.D.



Ph.D. in Modern American History, Arizona State University

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Humanities I, II, and III 
Greek Mythology Through Literature and Film 
Native American History 
Native American Perspectives 
Native American Mythology
History of the Plague 
Southwestern Indian History
Early American History
Modern American History
Health Care and Human Values
The History of the American Frontier

Research Interests

Native American history, specifically the history and culture of Native Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Majority of research centers on the Houma nation, a tribe below New Orleans.

Selected Publications

“Arkansas” and “Louisiana” in Native America: A State by State Guide, March, 2012. 

“Frontiers and Pharmacists: The History of the American Frontier as Taught at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,”The Journal of the West.  Summer 2010. Vol. 49, No. 3, pages 61-66.

“Food as Bridge and Barrier: The Houma and Foodways of Southern Louisiana,” Louisiana Cultural Vistas.  Fall, 2008. 19:3, pages 50-55.

“Watered by Tempests: Hurricanes in the Cultural Fabric of the United Houma Nation.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal. 2008. Volume 32, No. 2, pages 11-26.

“Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Museum: Castle on the Mississippi,” in Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities.  Amy K. Levin, editor. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press, 2007, pages 77-91. 

“The Houma Nation in Mississippi’s Early French Colonial Period: Modern Interpretations and Influences,” Journal of Mississippi History. Spring 2006. Vol. LXVIII, No. 1, pages 43-64. 

“The Houma Nation: A Brief Overview of the Literature,” Louisiana History. Winter 2006. Vol. XLVII, No. 1, pages 63-90.

Associate Professor
Department of Humanities and Communication