Professional Organizations

American Anthropological Association
American Society for Ethnohistory (Executive Council, 1987-89; 1998-2000)
Association for Computing Machinery
French Colonial Historical Society (Conference Organizer, 1988, 1999; Editor, 1989-90; President, 1991-92)
Mississippi Archaeological Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 1983-84, 1992-2000 ; Editor, 1981-2000)
Society of American Archivists
Southeastern Archaeological Conference (President-Elect, 1993-94; President 1995-96; chair, Native American Liaison Committee, 1996-present)

Professional Activities

Member, Choctaw Heritage Council of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, 1980-
Member, Mississippi Automated Resource Information System task force; chair, 1992-93
Judge, Southern Literary Festival, 1980 (one-act play), 1983 (formal essay)
Historical Advisor, "Nicolas de La Salle: A Tale of Discovery," Exhibit, Mississippi State Historical Museum, March 26-July 18, 1982
Historical Advisor, "The First Frontier," Auburn Television, 1986-87
Historical Advisor, "Spirit Warriors," Georgia State University Office of Educational Media, 1987
Historical Advisor, "Christ: The Living Water," Diocese of Jackson Sesquicentennial Project, 1987
Historical Advisor, "Historic Indians and French Colonial Period," Permanent Exhibit, Mississippi State Historical Museum, 1990 (preparation) and 1991 (fabrication)
Historical Advisor, "Child of the Sun," radio series, Foundation for New Media, 1991-92
Core Scholar, "A Question of Image," Auburn Television, 1989-1991
Historical Advisor, Tunica-Biloxi Indians, 1996
Historical Advisor and on-camera interviewee, Louisiana History Project, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 1997-present
Historical Advisor, "Cahokia: America's Lost Metropolis," BBC, 1998
Expert witness, U.S. vs State of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 9 original), 1982
Expert witness, U.S. vs Andrew J. Adams, et al., 1981
Expert witness, Choctaw Tribal Court, 1991
Computer Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities
Computer Consultant, Louisiana Association of Museums
Consultant, Multicultural education, Jackson Public Schools
Commissioner, De Soto Expedition Trail Commission, 1992-1996
American Society for Ethnohistory representative, Wenner-Gren conference on Preservation of the Anthropological Record, 1993
Archival Advisory Board, Methodologies for Preservation and Access of Software-Dependent Electronic Records project, University of California-San Diego Supercomputing Center (NARA/NHPRC-funded grant), 1999-2002
Advisory Board, Regional Humanities Center proposal project, Tulane University (NEH-funded planning grant), 1999-2001