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Dr. Martinus Johannes Maria Van de Logt

Dr. Martinus Johannes Maria Van de Logt

Assistant Professor

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 culture and history and he has a long-standing interest in U.S. Military history, the Gilded Age, the American West, and Mexican history.  He is currently working on a salvage history project capturing the voices of retired Dutch missionaries to South America, and he is researching a professional wrestler who toured Europe between 1908 and 1921 under the stage name “Pawnee Bill.” He also maintains his interest in Pawnee and Arikara Indian history and culture.  At TAMUQ, Dr. van de Logt teaches both U.S. History survey courses as well as a course on Native American history. His latest book project, “Monsters of Contact: Historical Traumas in Caddoan Oral Traditions,” is scheduled for publication with the University of Oklahoma Press in the spring of 2018.

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

  • Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2012-Present
  • Assistant Professor of History, Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, 2008-2012.
  • 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, by the graduating class of 2016 at Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2017.
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Liberal Arts Program, by the graduating class of 2016 at Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2016.
  • Best Liberal Arts Professor Award, Student Engineering Council, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015.
  • Faculty of the Year Award, Liberal Arts Program, by the graduating class of 2015 at Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2015.
  • Best Liberal Arts Professor Award, Student Engineering Council, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2014.

Publications

BOOKS

  • Monsters of Contact: Historical Traumas in Caddoan Oral Traditions. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (scheduled for publication Spring 2018).
  • War Party in Blue: Pawnee Indian Scouts in the United States Army, 1864-1877. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “‘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.
  • “Diseases,” in Donna Martinez, ed., 50 Events That Shaped American Indian History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016).
  • “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

  • “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.