Franz Boas PapersWestern Social Science

J. Edward Chamberlin

J. Edward Chamberlain


J. Edward Chamberlin is University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature; and his books include The Harrowing of Eden: White Attitudes Towards Native Americans (1975), Come Back To Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies (1993), If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Finding Common Ground (2003), Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations (2006) and A Covenant in Wonder with the World: The Power of Stories and Songs (2012). His interest in stories and songs has taken him around the world, to the hunters of the Kalahari and the herders of Mongolia as well as to the islands of the Caribbean, the England of Queen Victoria, and the wide-ranging literary and cultural traditions that have shaped the Americas. He worked on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the Alaska Native Claims Commission, was Senior Research Associate with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and has worked extensively on native land claims in Canada, the United States, Africa and Australia.