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Dr. Martinus "Mark" van de Logt

Associate Professor (History)

Office Number: 329D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0656


Interest Areas

Dr. Mark van de Logt joined the liberal arts faculty at Texas A&M University at Qatar in August 2012. He specializes in Native American history, U.S. Military history, the Gilded Age, the American West, and Mexican history. He is the author of War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the United States Army (2010) and Monsters of Contact: Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions (2018). A third book, Between the Floods: A New History of the Sahnish (Arikara) Indians is forthcoming. He has published articles on American Indian and U.S. military history in the Journal of Military History, the American Indian Quarterly, the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and Wicazo Sa Review. At TAMUQ, Dr. van de Logt teaches both U.S. History surveys as well as courses on Native American and U.S. military history.  

Courses taught: 

  • U.S. History to 1865
  • U.S. History since 1865
  • American Indian History
  • Native American Spirituality
  • Age of Reform, 1865-1919
  • Prosperity and Depression, 1919-1941
  • Latin American History
  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • Influential Books in American History
  • Age of Discovery, 1450-1550
  • American Civil War
  • The United States in Vietnam
  • U.S. Military History
  • U.S. History since 1945
  • Senior Seminar: The Battle of the Little Bighorn

Education

  • Ph.D., American History, Oklahoma State University, USA, 2002
  • M.A., American Studies, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1995.
  • B.A., Kruisheren Kollege, Uden, The Netherlands, 1989.

Experience

  • Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2018-Present.
  • Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2012-2018.
  • Assistant Professor of History, Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, 2008-2012.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, 2002-2008.
  • West Point Summer Seminar in Military History, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, 2004.

Awards

  • Faculty of the Year Award, Liberal Arts Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021.
  • Student Engineering Council, Best Liberal Arts Professor Award, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2014 and 2015.

Publications

Books

  • Between the Floods: A New History of the Sahniš (Arikaras).  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (forthcoming).
  • Within the Knot: Liberal Arts Perspectives on Globalization and Transnationalism. Co-edited with Hyun Wu Lee. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020.
  • Monsters of Contact: Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • War Party in Blue: Pawnee Indian Scouts in the United States Army, 1864-1877. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.

Book Chapters

  • “Teaching the Indian Wars,” in Kristofer Ray and Brady DeSanti, eds., Understanding and Teaching Native American History.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.  (Forthcoming).
  • “‘Are Not My Men The Same?’ Race, Ethnic Identity, and Pawnee Scout Service During the Indian Wars,” in Geoffrey W. Jensen, ed., The Routledge History of Race in the American Military (New York: Routledge, 2016), 127-138.
  • “European Diseases, 1492-1837” in Donna Martinez, ed., 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2017), 57-74.
  • “Brides of Morning Star: The Petalesharo Legend and the Skiri Pawnee Rite of Human Sacrifice in American Popular Literature,” in Barbara Saunders and Lea Zuyderhoudt,eds., The Challenges of Native American Studies: Essays in Celebration of the Twenty-fifth American Indian Workshop (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2004) 207-220. 

Selected Articles

  • “‘In the Absence of the Indians: Looting of American Indian Graves During the Fur Trade,” Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, v. 15 (Pinedale, WY: Museum of the Mountain Man, 2021), 1-23.
  • “Whoever makes war upon the Rees will be considered making war upon the ‘Great Father’: Sahnish Military Service on the Northern Great Plains, 1865-1881,” Wicazo Sa Review 32:1 (forthcoming).
  • “‘I Was Brought To Life To Save My People From Starvation And From Their Enemies’: Pahukatawa and the Pawnee Trauma of Genocide,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 40:3 (2017), 23-46.
  • "The Old Man With The Iron-Nosed Mask: Caddo Oral Tradition and the De Soto Expedition, 1541-42," The Journal of Western Folklore 75:2 (Spring 2016), 123-154.
  • “‘The Whirlwind is Coming to Destroy My People!’: Depictions of Monstrous Epidemics in Arikara Oral Tradition,” American Indian Quarterly 39:1 (Winter 2015), 52-72.
  • “Arikara nituniisu’ Beliefs and the Fur Trade,” The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, v. 7 (Pinedale, WY: Museum of the Mountain Man, 2013), 1-19.
  • “‘The Powers in the Heavens Shall Eat of My Smoke’: The Significance of Scalping in Pawnee Warfare,” Journal of Military History 72:1 (January 2008), 71-104.
  • “‘The Most Dangerous Man on the Planet’: American Conservatives React to Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the Environment,” Conference Proceedings of the 22nd International Academic Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, March 2016. 
  • “Arikara Scouts,” “Bloody Knife,” “Cavalry, Native American,” “Massacre Canyon, Battle of,” “North, Frank Joshua and Luther Hedden,” “Pawnees,” in Spencer Tucker, ed., The Encyclopedia of the North American Indian Wars, 1607-1890: A Political, Social, and Military History, v. I (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011), 35, 78-79, 137-138, 475, 569-571, 611-614.
  • “Ponca Indians,” Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society (Online, 2007)
  • “Looking for Adventure: Ponca Warriors of the Forty-Fifth Infantry Division in the Korean War,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 84:1 (Spring 2006), 64-77.
  • “Indian Army Scouts” and “Western Warfare,” in Peter Karsten and Mark Parillo, eds., Encyclopedia of War and American Society (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005), 359-361 and 366-369.
  • “‘The Land Is Always With Us’: Removal, Allotment, and Industrial Development and Their Effects on Ponca Tribalism,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 83:3 (Fall 2005), 326-341.
  • “The Lost Shepherds: Methodist Missionaries Among the Ponca Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, 1888-1940,” Chronicles of Oklahoma 81:2 (Summer 2003), 154-171.