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Matthew Timothy Bradley : Curriculum Vitae

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1238 West Street, Pittsfield, MA  01201


Spanish – fluent spoken, reading, and written

Portuguese – fair spoken, reading, and written

French – fair reading


BA with a major in Anthropology and a self-designed minor in Linguistics, Western Carolina University, 2002.


Cherokee wild greens. Folklore in the Carolinas 23, no. 4 (2002): 12–13. 


The work of tribal hands: Southeastern split cane basketry, ed. Dayna Bowker Lee and Hiram F. Gregory. Southeastern Archaeology 27, no. 1 (Summer, 2008): 156-58.

Blood politics: Race, culture, and identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Circe Sturm. Political and Legal Anthropology Review 27, no. 1 (May, 2004): 144–46. doi: 10.1525/pol.2004.27.1.144.

Conference papers

The place of the Cherokee in the reconstruction of Iroquoian culture histories. Presented at the Conference on Iroquois Research in Cornwall, Ont., Oct. 1–3, 2010.

Reconstructing the 17th century path across the Berkshires. Vetted by and presented at the tenth annual Algonquian Peoples Seminar in Albany, N.Y., April 17, 2010.

Social organization, the state of the art. Presented at the 93d annual meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association in Rochester, N.Y., April 17–19, 2009.

Distribution and localization of Cherokee settlements c. 1725. Presented at the 65th annual meetings of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 12–15, 2008.

The development of Iroquoian clans. Presented at the Conference on Iroquois Research in Rensselaerville, N.Y., Oct. 3–5, 2008.

Community before location: the life course of Tomotley town. Presented at the 85th annual meetings of the Central States Anthropological Association in Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 27–29, 2008.

What Gabriel Arthur saw. Presented at the 64th annual meetings of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference in Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2007.

The African-American graveyard in Birdtown: a concrete link to the multi-ethnic past of pre-reservation Cherokee, North Carolina. Presented at the Project on African Expressive Traditions Conversations panel presentations in Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 19, 2007.

Did the Cherokee utilize a Crow-type kinship system? Presented at the seventh annual CIC American Indian Studies Graduate Student Conference, in Bloomington, Ind., Apr. 21–22, 2006.

Do pre-Removal treaties between the Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Government apply to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians? Presented at the New Directions in American Indian Research conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., Mar. 18–22, 2004.

The binding force of Cherokee kinship. Presented at the 37th annual meetings of the Southern Anthropological Society in Asheville, N.C., Apr. 4–7, 2002.