Dr. Catherine Murton Stoehr

Catherine Murton-Stoehr photo
Instructor / Faculty of Arts and Science - History, Anthropology and Ancient Studies - History
Part-time Faculty
BA, University of Toronto
MA, York University
PhD, Queen's University

Areas of Specialization:

Early colonial history of Canada

Research interests:

British treaties with Indigenous people of North America, Indigenous anti-colonial strategies, and British violence in the early settler period.


Author, manuscript in progress: Clearing the Air: British Violence and Anishinabek Mshkawziiwin (Strength) in Early Canada

“Nativism’s Bastard: Neolin, Tenskwatawa and the Anishinabe Methodist Movement” in Lines Drawn Upon the Water: The First Nations Experience with the Great Lakes Borderlands and Borders ed. Karl Hele, (London: Wilfred Laurier Press, 2008).

“Sacred Societies of the Great Lakes Region,” and “Peter Jones”  in American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia, edited by Suzanne J. Crawford and Dennis F. Kelley (ABC-Clio, 2005).

Invited Papers:

“Growing Bimaadziwin: The Perilous Promise of Anishinabe Farming,” Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and Border Issues in the Great Lakes after the War of 1812, Saugeen Metis Society (2012)

“On Tecumseh, Betrayal, and the Possibility of a Useable Terrible Past,” 200th Anniversary panel on the War of 1812, Nipissing University, (2012)

“Three Ages: A Methodist Anishinabe Prophecy,” SSHRC Workshop on Religious Encounter and Exchange in Aboriginal Canada, University of Saskatchewan (2011)

“Power and Privilege in the Classroom,” Maadhookiiwin (sharing): Treaty Learning Centre Symposium, Harris Learning Library, Nipissing University (2014)


Peer Reviewer for Ontario History, American Review of Canadian Studies, Canadian Journal of Native Studies