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Angela P. Hudson

Angela Pulley Hudson
Associate Department Head
Areas of Speciality
  • American Indian
  • U.S. South
  • (979) 845-7151
  • Glasscock 314A
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Ph.D. Yale University 2007

Research Interests

Angela Pulley Hudson joined the history faculty in 2007 after receiving her PhD in American Studies from Yale University. She specializes in American Indian history, the 19th-century U.S. South, the representation of American Indians in popular culture, and the intersection of American Indian and African American lives. She has held fellowships from the Newberry Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, among others. Her most recent book is Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians (UNC Press, 2015): Information on her previous book, Creek Paths and Federal Roads: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves and the Making of the American South (UNC Press, 2010), is available here: .


Real Native Genius How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous IndiansReal Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Weaving together histories of slavery, Mormonism, popular culture, and American medicine, Angela Pulley Hudson offers a fascinating tale of ingenuity, imposture, and identity. While illuminating the complex relationship between race, religion, and gender in nineteenth-century North America, Hudson reveals how the idea of the “Indian” influenced many of the era’s social movements. Through the remarkable lives of Tubbee and Ceil, Hudson uncovers both the complex and fluid nature of antebellum identities and the place of “Indianness” at the very heart of American culture.