Frederick E. Hoxie Frederick E. Hoxie is Swanlund Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Educated at Amherst College and Brandeis University, Hoxie has taught at Antioch College and Northwestern University and has been Director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History and Vice President for Research and Education at the Newberry Library. He is the author of A Final Promise: The Campaign to Assimilate the Indians, 1880–1920 (1984); The Crow (1989); and Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America (1995). He has edited seven books, including The Encyclopedia of North American Indians (1996). Hoxie has consulted for Indian tribes and government agencies; he is the former president of the American Society for Ethnohistory and served as a founding trustee of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.