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Nancy K. Anderson is assistant curator of American and British painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., where she is preparing a catalog of the George Catlin collection. She is the principal author of Albert Bierstadt: Art and Enterprise and a contributor to The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier.
William Cronon is professor of history at Yale University, specializing in American environmental history and the history of the American West. He is the author of Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West and Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.
Brian W. Dippie is professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has written extensively on Indian policy and western American art, as in The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy, Catlin and His Contemporaries: The Politics of Patronage, and Looking at Russell.
Howard R. Lamar is Sterling Professor of American History at Yale University, where he teaches American western history. His many publications include The Readers’ Encyclopedia of the American West, The Far Southwest, 1850–1912, and The Trader on the American Frontier: Myth’s Victim.
Jules David Prown is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He has written widely on American art history and material culture, including John Singleton Copley and American Painting from Its Beginnings to the Armory Show.
Martha A. Sandweiss is director of the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. She has written widely on western American photography and is the author of Laura Gilpin: An Enduring Grace, coauthor of Eyewitness to War: Prints and Daguerreotypes of the Mexican War, 1846–1848, and editor of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America.
Susan Prendergast Schoelwer is project coordinator in the American Arts office at Yale University Art Gallery. She is the principal author of Alamo Images: Changing Perceptions of a Texas Experience and is currently writing on images of women in the art of the American frontier.
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