Lindsay M. Montgomery

Associate Professor
AP 540


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Research keywords: Indigenous Archaeologies, Collaborative Community Based Research, Ethnohistory/Oral history, Settler colonialism, Decolonization, Black & Indigenous feminism

Research region: North America


Lindsay M. Montgomery is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Centre for Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto St. George campus. Her work draws on methods in ethnohistory and Indigenous Archaeology to create counter-histories of Indigenous persistence, resistance, and survivance in the North American West. Before joining the University of Toronto faculty, she held positions at the University of Arizona, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Her current research is part of a multi-institutional project with Barnard College, Southern Methodist University, and Picuris Pueblo in northern New Mexico. This work explores the evolving socio-economic relationship between Picuris Pueblo, other Pueblo communities, the Jicarilla Apache, and Hispano settlers through an investigation of agricultural practices at the Pueblo between 1400 and 1750 CE.



(Accepted) Montgomery, Lindsay M. and Tiffany C. Freyer. The Future of Archaeology Is (Still) Community Collaboration. Antiquity.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2023. “You Have Harmed Us”: Stories of Violence, Narratives of Hope among the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. American Anthropologist 125 (2).

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2022. Critical Reflections on the Archaeology of Settler Colonialism in North America. Solicited by Annual Review of Anthropology 51(4): 475-491.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. and Kisha Supernant. 2022. Archaeology in 2021: Repatriation, Reclamation, and Reckoning with Historical Trauma. American Anthropologist 124(3). DOI:

Nicholas Laluk, Lindsay M. Montgomery, Joseph Aguilar, Christine McCleave, Rose Miron, Peter Nelson, Tsim Schneider, Jun Sunseri, Ashleigh Big Wolfe Thompson, GeorgeAnn DiAntoni, Rebecca Tsosie . 2022. Social Justice in Native North American Archaeology. American Antiquity: 1-24. DOI:10.1017/aaq.2022.59 

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2021. A History of Mobility in New Mexico: Mobile Landscapes and Persistent Places. Routledge.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2021. “A Rejoinder to Body Bags: Indigenous Resilience and Epidemic Disease, from COVID-19 to First “Contact”. American Indian Arts and Culture Journal 44 (3): 65-86.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2021. Indios Barbaros: Spanish-Nomad Interactions on the northern Frontier of New Spain, pp. 276-291. Handbook of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas, edited by Lee Panich and Sara Gonzalez. New York & London: Routledge.
Crellin, Rachel, Craig Cipolla, Oliver Harris, Lindsay M. Montgomery, and Sophie Moore. 2020. Archaeological Theory in Dialogue: Situating Rationality, Ontology, Posthumanism and Indigenous Paradigms. Routledge.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. and Severin M. Fowles. 2020. An Indigenous Archive: Documenting Comanche History through Rock Art. American Indian Quarterly 44(2): 196-220.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2020. When the Mountain People Came to Taos: Ute Archaeology in the northern Rio Grande. In Numic Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the American Rocky Mountains and Borderlands, edited by Robert Brunswig and Davi Hill, pp. 257-281. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2019. Nomadic economics: The logic and logistics of Comanche Imperialism in New Mexico. Journal of Social Archaeology.
Montgomery, Lindsay M. and Chip Colwell. 2019. Objects of Survivance: A Material History of the American Indian School Experience. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2019. Comanche Imperialism: The Materiality of Empire. In Indigenous Persistence in the Colonized Americas: Material and Documentary Perspectives on Entanglement, edited by Heather Law-Pezzarossi and Russell Sheptak, 99-120. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico.

Montgomery, Lindsay M. 2018. Memories that Haunt: Reconciling with the Ghosts of the American Indian School System. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 

Graduate Students


PhD, Anthropology, Stanford University, 2015
BA, Anthropology & Human Rights, Barnard College (Columbia University), 2008