More than 110 publications featuring four (4) books: Will-of-the-Land: A Philosophy of Wilderness Praxis and Environmental Ethics (2010), Native American Oralcy: Interpretations of Indigenous Thought (contract, 2010), The Bobtail Stories: Growing Up Monacan (University of Nebraska Press - contract 2012), and Native American Sacred Geography and Environmental Ethics, (in press review, 2013) as well as several more in progress and near completion; seven (7) privately published monographs and one as guest editor for a scholarly journal; fifty (50) peer reviewed/ referred scholarly journal articles; twenty-two (22) chapters/units in books or conference proceedings; eight (8) literary creative writing articles; three (3) general non-referred articles; thirteen (13) book reviews; and six plus (6+) scholarly critiques or professional reports.
Books | Monographs| Chapters or Units in Books|Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journal Articles | Conference Proceedings | Literary Creative Writing | General Op Ed Articles | Book Reviews | Interviews | Critiques
Native American Oralcy: Interpretations of Indigenous Thought, (in press review, 2013).
Bridging the Great Divide: Studies in Pikuni and Salish Sacred Geography, (in press review, 2013) 287pp.
The Bobtail Stories: Growing Up Saponi-Monacan (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, under contract 2012).
Will-of-the-Land: A Philosophy of Wilderness Praxis (VDM Dr. Muller, 2010).
Hico Legacy: The Indian Ancestry of the Vest, Hamilton, Ramsey, Jarvis, Bias, Laurman, Mays, Sheperd, Clark, Evans-Hicks-Urwin Families of Rockbridge/Amherst Counties, Virginia, Limited edition (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2002).
Comparative World Mythology and Cinema: A Sourcebook (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2002).
"Speak to Me Grandma": The Blackfeet Narrative Legacy in the Folksongs of Jack Gladstone (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2002).
American Indians and Cinema: Interpretative Essays for Teaching Native American Traditions Through Film and Literature. A Sourcebook (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2001).
Editor and contributor, Ecological Perspectives in Native American Traditions: A Source Book (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2001).
with original compositions by Roland Willcomb, translated by Jack Wagner, Old Time Blackfeet Stories: Pikuni Ikaitapiitsiniki (Clinton, NY: Hamilton College Print Shop, 2001). Also in revision for university press publication.
Co-author, The Columbus Quincentennial: A Sourcebook, edited by Jean MacGregor (Olympia: Washington Center, The Evergreen State College, June 1992), 148pp.
Editor, "Native Spirituality and Ecology," (special focus issue) The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy 8:4 (Fall 1991), 162-186.
Chapters / Units in Books:
"Orality and Soatsaki (Feather Woman): Magical Realism in James Welch's Fools Crow," conference proceedings Exploring the Cultural and Literary Nationalism of Fourth World Literatures, a Global Seminar at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India (2013) 22pp.
"When N'api Dances Day: Myth, Orality and Process in Pikuni (Blackfeet) Trickster Narratives,"Studies in Myth, Orality and Folklorein World Literature,edited by Vandhana Sharma, (New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2013) 301-325.
Foreword to Claude W. Chavis, Jr., Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pee Dee Indians after Contact (Monroe, NC: PDIN Press, 2012) v-vii.
“Dismantling Pedagogy: Representing Oralcy and Tradition in Native American Literature,” Exploring Fourth World Literatures: Tribals, Adivasis, Dalits, edited by Raja Sekhar Patteti (New Delhi: Prestige Books, 2011) 34-51.
“American Indians in North Carolina and Climate Change,” in Climate Change in North Carolina: Analyses, Implications and Solutions - report edited by Lisa Kelly, Melinda Rosenberg, and Patricia Sellers (Pembroke, NC: University of North Carolina at Pembroke, October 2008) 13-14.
"Weeds from the Under World: The English Conquest of Tsenacomoco and Monascane" in Eating Fire, Tasting Blood: Breaking the Great Silence of the American Indian Holocaust, edited by MariJo Moore, (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, Avalon, 2006), 146-169.
"Dawn Bringer and the Christ Bearer: The Columbian Impact on Native American Narratives' in The American Adam, edited by Vicorica Patea (Salamanca, Spain: Departmento de Filologia Inglessa, Universidad de Salamanca, 2001), 53-64.
"A Legend of Culture: D'Arcy McNickle's Runner in the Sun: A Story of Indian Maize" in The Legacy of D'Arcy McNickle : Writer, Historian, Activitist, edited by John Purdy (Norman: The University of Oklahoma Press, 1996), 152-165.
"Sacred Geography of the Pikuni (Blackfeet): The Badger-Two Medicine Wildlands" in Place of the Wild: A Wildlands Anthology of Original Essays, edited by David Clarke Burkes (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1994), 86-93.
"The Wild and the Tame: Understanding Wilderness and Agriculture in Native America in Environmental Ethics: Discources & Cultural Traditions -- A Festschrift to Arne Naess, edited by Rana P. B. Singh (Varanasi, India: Banaras Hindu University, The National Geographic Society of India, 1993), 215-229.
"Sacred Geography of the Blackfeet," in The Power of Place: Sacred Ground in Natural & Human Environments, edited by James A. Swan, (Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 1991) 154-166.
Peer Reviewed/Refereed Journal Articles:
"Mormons and Indians in Central Virginia: J. Golden Kimball and the Mason Family's Native American Origins," Journal of Mormon History, (2013) 34 pp.
"Tcé Mantu and Theism: The Question of God in Innu (Montagnais-Naskapi) Traditions," The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, (2013), 32pp.
"I Heard Your Singing": Ishi and Anthropological Indifference in the Last of His Tribe, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, v. 3, n. 11, (June 2013) 95-109.
"'would it might rain now?': The Quail Rattle, A Walapi Fetish," International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, v. 3, n. 7, (April 2013) 253-257.
“The Legend of Jump Mountain: Narrative Dispossession of the Monacan in Post Colonial Virginia,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v. 36, n. 3, (2012) 99-116. http://aisc.metapress.com/content/6jt8367282957424/fulltext.pdf
“Pocahontas, John Smith and Terrance Mallick’s The New World: Colonialism in Cinematic Sophistry,” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, v. 2, n. 14, (July 2012) 226-241.
“The Landscape of Amotken and Sinchlep: Lolo Peak and the Missoula Valley as Salish Sacred Geography,” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, v. 2, n. 9, (May 2012) 240-260.
“Love You Not Me?” Pocahontas and the Virginia Masque: A Jacobean Drama in the Glade, Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, v. 10, (Spring 2012) 9-22.
“‘The landscape will teach you who you are:’ A Meditation on the Origin of Myth and Identity in a Traditional Native Ethos,” Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought (Fall 2011), 234-248.
“Crossing Paths: Intersections between Louis Michel and Monacan Oral Traditions,” Native South, v.2 (2009) 163-174.
“The Moral of Virginia: On Her Majesty’s Solemn Obligations to the Virginia Indian Nations,” The Forum on Public Policy Online, Summer 2008 edition (January 2009) 8 pp.
“Matoaka, Her Capture, Conversion, and Marriage: The Archaeology of a Euro-Levantine Tale-Type,” Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 62: 1 (March 2007), 31-43.
“A Tutelo Heritage: An Ethnoliterary Assessment of Chief Samuel Johns’ Correspondence with Dr. Frank G. Speck,” The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 26: 1 (2006): 89-116.
“Myth, Metaphor and Meaning in ‘The Boy Who Could Not Understand’: A Study of Seneca Auto-Criticism,” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 30:4 (2006), 41-62.
“Pocahontas and the John Smith Rescue: The Archaeology of a European Tale-Type,” Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 61:3 (September 2006), 109-118.
"A Tutelo Inquiry: The Ethnohistory of Chief Samuel Johns's Correspondence with Dr. Frank G. Speck," American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 30:2 (2006), 66-84.
"Organcism and Pikuni-Blackfeet Mythology: Paradigms of Mythographical Discourse Analysis," International Journal of the Humanities, 2 (2006), 1955-1969.
Monacans and Huguenots: Manakin Town and the Ethnogenesis of the Monacan Nation," Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 61:1 (March 2006), 7-21.
"The OLD MAN RIVER and the Sacred: A Meditation upon Aputosi Pii’kani Tradition and Environmental Ethics," The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 25:2 (2005), 571-607.
"Opechancanough and the Monacans: The Legend of Trader Hughes and Princess Nicketti Reconsidered," Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 60:4 (December 2005), 198-215.
"The Jesuit Republic and Brother Care in The Mission: An Allegory of the Conquest," American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 29:3 (2005), 25-57.
"The Hero's Journey in James Welch's Fools Crow and Traditional Pikuni Sacred Geography," The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 25:1 (2005), 323-339.
"Further Considerations in the Ethnogenesis of the Monacan Indian Nation: The Saponi Origins of Selected Families," Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 60:3 (September 2005), 133-149.
"An Odyssey among the Iroquois: A History of Tutelo Relations in New York," American Indian Quarterly, 29:1&2 (July 2005), 124-155.
"The Lynchburg Tobacco Trade and the 19th Century Monacan Economy: Oral Traditions from the Blue Ridge at Hico - the Buzzard Rock," Lynch's Ferry: A Local History Journal (Spring 2005), 34-39.
"The Origins of the Johns Surname: A Monacan Ethnogenesis," Quarterly Bulletin, Archeological Society of Virginia, 60:1 (March 2005), 1-14.
"From Nansemond to Monacan: The Legacy of the Pochick-Nansemond upon the Bear Mountain Monacan," American Indian Quarterly, 27:3 (Fall 2003), 781-806.
"The Pocahontas Rescue: An Anglo-American Icon of Native American Marginalization," Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, III (Fall 2003): 72-87.
"Kitchi Manitou and Western Theistic Assumptions: An Arbitration of Algonquian Metaphysics," Utah Foreign Language Review, 12 (June 2003), 20-32.
"From Bobtail to Brer Rabbit: Native American Influences upon Uncle Remus," American Indian Quarterly, 24:1 (Winter 2000), 19-43.
"'My Mother's Brother': Monacan Narratives of the Wolf from the Virginia Blue Ridge," Weber Studies, 12:3 (Fall 1995), 117-122.
"Beyond 'The Historical Roots': Genesis and Environmental Ethics," The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 12:3 (Summer 1995), 132-134.
"The Wild and The Tame: Understanding Wilderness and Agriculture in Native America," The National Geographical Journal of India, 39:1-4 (January 1994), 215-229.
"Feather Boy's Promise: Sacred Geography and Environmental Ethics in D'Arcy McNickle's Wind from an Enemy Sky," American Indian Quarterly, 17:1 (Winter 1993), 45-67.
"The Buzzard Rock: Saponi-Monacan Traditions from Hico, Virginia," Lynch's Ferry: A Journal of Local History, 5:1 (Spring/Summer 1992), 26-31.
"The Medicine Wolf Returns: Traditional Blackfeet Concepts of the Wolf," The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 8:4 (Fall 1991), 177-183.
"The Concept of Wilderness: A Proprietary Right Over the Land?" Western Wildlands, 17: 3 (Summer 1991), 2-6.
"The Badger-Two Medicine Wildlands: Sacred Geography of the Blackfeet," Western Wildlands, 15: 3 (Fall 1989), 30-36;
reprint in Peigan Storyteller, 14:4 (October 1989), 20-24.
"The MEDICINE WOLF Returns: Traditional Blackfeet Concepts of Canis lupus,"Western Wildlands, 14:2 (Summer 1988), 28-33.
reprint in Glacier Reporter, 1989.
reprint in Piegan Storyteller, 14:3 (July 1989), 15-20.
"The HETCH HETCHY CONTROVERSY: Natural Beauty and the Aesthetics of Deep Ecology," The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 5:2 (Spring 1988), 43-47.
"Traditional Blackfeet Religion and the Sacred Badger-Two Medicine Wildlands,"Journal of Law & Religion, 6:2 (1988), 455-489.
"The Philosophical Significance of Wilderness Solitude," Environmental Ethics, 9:4 (Winter 1987), 303-330.
"Tiger Wild," The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 4:4 (Fall 1987), 29-31.
"WILL-OF-THE-LAND: Wilderness Among Primal Indo-Europeans," Environmental [History] Review, 9: 4 (Winter 1985), 323-329.
reprint in The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, 3:1 (Winter 1986), 4-7.
"WILL-OF-THE-LAND: Wilderness Among Primal Indo-Europeans," precis in Wilderness: The Way Ahead, Vance Martin and Mary Inglis, editors (Forres, Scotland: The Findhorn Press, 1984), 303-304.
Precis also in Sacred Land, Sacred Sex: Rapture of the Deep -- Concerning Deep Ecology and Celebrating Life. By Delores LaChapelle (Silverton, Colorado: Finn Hill Arts, 1988), 310-311.
"Nature Awe: Celtic Views of Nature," Western Wildlands, 9:1 (Spring 1983), 39-43.
reprint in One Earth, 4: 1 (Fall 1983), 14-15.
reprint in Wilderness, (Spring 1982).
“’Love You Not Me?’ Pocahontas and the Masque in the Glade,” in Beauty in the Details: A Global View of Persons of Color, Lemuel Berry, Jr., editor (Scarborough, ME: NAAAS & Affiliates, 2010 Annual Monograph, 2010), 269-284.
"'would it might rain now?': The Quail Rattle, A Walapi Fetish," in Sharing the Sun and Love from the Creative Sky of Indigenuous People: The Exchange of the Cultural Creative Design of International Indigenous People, edited by Diing-Wuu Wu Walis, (Taipei, Taiwan: Chung-Yuan Christian University, 2006), 74-80.
"Braves or Brave Hawks at UNCP: A Philosophical Review of a 'Native' Mascot," in Mid-Atlantic Conference on the Scholarship of Diversity, Conference Proceedings, Janet Sawyer, editor. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech University at <http://www.multicultural.vt.edu> (April 2005), 9pp.
reprint in Pine Needle, UNCP newspaper (April 2005), 9pp.
reprint in Brave Bulletin, UNCP Faculty and Staff Newsletter, 6: 16 (April 15, 2005), 9pp.
reprint in American Indian Movement Newsletter (Fall 2005), 9 pp.
"Native, Aboriginal, Indigenous: Who Counts as Indian in Virginia?" in Mid-Atlantic Conference on the Scholarship of Diversity, Conference Proceedings, Janet Sawyer, editor. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech at <http://www.multicultural.vt.edu/conference> (April 2004), 21pp.
"Pocahontas and the Marginalization of Native America: An American Indian Survivance Response" in Lemuel Berry, Jr., editor (Moorehead, KY: Moorehead State University, National Association of Native American Studies, 2000 Annual Monograph, June 2000), 397-424.
"'I Heard Your Singing': Ishi and Anthropological Indifference in The Last of His Tribe" in Film & History CD-ROM Annual (Cleveland, OK: Film & History, 1999), 1-24.
Literary Creative Writing Articles:
"The Journey: Telescoping Fulbright Canada," The Hoot & Hare Review, (Summer/ Fall 2013) 4pp.
Edited and Introduced as authored by Hansford C. Vest, "Supply Sergeant Bill Lang at the Battle of Best: A Singular Act of Heroism Under Fire in September 1944," (Creative non-fiction/ father's memoir) The Screaming Eagle: 101st Airborne Association Journal, (may 2013) 20.
"Hyderabad: A Day in a Life," Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine (creative non-fiction) issue thirteen, (May 2013), 5 pp. http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-thirteen/nonfiction/hyderabad-a-day-in-a-life-jay-hansford-c-vest/
“The Journey to Guntur: Another Passage to India,” Outside in Literary & Travel Magazine (creative non-fiction) issue twelve, (April 2013) 9pp. http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-twelve/nonfiction/the-journey-to-guntur-jay-hansford-c-vest/
“Come My Shadow Go With Me: A Passage to India,” Outside in Literary & Travel Magazine (creative non-fiction) issue ten, (February 2013), 8pp. <http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-ten/wordstories/nonfiction/come-my-shadow-go-with-me-jay-hansford-c-vest/>
“Kingfisher Solitude: A Week at Clear Creek,” (creative non-fiction) NatureWriting (online journal, 2013) 8pp. <http://www.naturewriting.com/essays-master.php>
“Telescoping the Pacific Northwest: A Monacan Transmigration,” (creative non-fiction) Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought (Spring 2010), 221-230.
"Great Bear" (poetry) Words on Wilderness, (Spring 1982).
reprint in Bear News, 4:1 (Spring 1982).
reprint in One Earth, 4:1 (Fall 1983),13.
General Op Ed Articles:
“Lumbee Tribe One Step Closer to Recognition,” The Pine Needle, v. 63, n.5, (Pembroke: University of North Carolina at Pembroke, October 29, 2009) 1pp.
“Create Native Based Rituals,” opinion editorial, The Pine Needle, v. 59: n.5, (Pembroke: University of North Carolina at Pembroke, November 1, 2007) 1pp.
“Hanford Wastes Are Forever…,” Op. Ed., UW Daily (Seattle, WA, 1976) 1p.
Mythology of the Blackfeet Indians, compiled and edited by Clark Wissler and D. C. Duvall , (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007) in American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v. 32: n. 3, (Fall 2008) 200-202.
Rodney Frey, in collaboration with The Schitsu'umsh, Landscape Travelled by Coyote and Crane: The World of the Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene Indians) (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003), 329pp. American Indian Quarterly, v. 32: n. 4, (Winter 2009) 547-548.
Peter Nabokov, Where the Lightning Strikes: The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places (New York: Viking, 2006), 350 pp. American Indian Quarterly, v. 32: n. 4, (Winter 2009) 544-546.
Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee and Elders Cultural Advisory Council Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, The Salish People and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005), 198pp. American Indian Quarterly, v. 32: n. 4, (Winter 2009) 543-544.
Mary Eggermont-Molenaar, editor, Montana 1911: A Professor and His Wife Among the Blackfeet (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005) 417pp. American Indian Quarterly, v. 32: n. 4, (Winter 2009) 540-543.
Hugh A. Dempsey, The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003), 282pp., American Indian Quarterly, 29:1 (Winter 2005), 296-297.
Cultural Perspectives on Native American Fiction. edited by Richard F. Fleck (Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1993), Western American Literature, 30:2 (August 1995), 219-220.
Joseph Epes Brown, Animals of the Soul: Sacred Animals of the Oglala Sioux (Rockport, MA: Element Inc., 1992), Western American Literature, 28:4 (February 1994), 381-82.
D 'Arcy McNickle. The Hawk is Hungry and Other Stories, edited by Birgit Hans (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992), Western American Literature, 28:3, 271-72.
James W. Parins, John Rollin Ridge: His Life & Works (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991), Western American Literature, 27:4, 367.
William Y. Chalfant, Without Quarter: The Wichita Expedition and the Fight in Crooked Creek (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,1991), Western American Literature, 27:4, 287-8.
Moses Cruikshank, The Life I've Been Living, recorded and compiled by William Schneider. (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press,1986), Western American Literature , 27: 1 (May 1992), 69.
Interviewed/Featured in News/Magazine Articles:
“Lumbee Tribe replaces attorney during bill,” The Pine Needle, v. 64, n. 6, p. 2A (April 15, 2010) 1pp.
"Jay Vest: Overcoming the Impossible," article by Catharin Sheperd in The Professional Profiles, 23 (Spring 2003), 20-24.
"Vest brings Eastern and Western Indian traditions to campus," article by Scott Bigelow in UNCP Today, (Winter 2002), 4-5.
"Images of Indians in Media and Literature," Aboriginal Perspectives hosted by Leroy Little Bear, CHQR Radio, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, (September 1995).
"Pocahontas and the Disney Fantasy," WGN Radio, Chicago, (June 1995).
"Professor: 'Step toward Sensivity' achieved when peyote bill signed into law: Religious use of cactus awaits Clinton's OK," article by David Profitt. Tempe: Arizona State University, State Press, 79:52 (November 7, 1994), 1-2.
"The New Age Goes Native," article by Anna Dooling. Phoenix, New Times, March 1994.
"'Tomahawk chop' shows ignorance of Native American culture," Saturday Interview: Jay Vest, The Morning News Tribune (Tacoma, WA, October 26, 1991).
"Spiritual Healing: Searching for Salvation, The Blackfoot Resurrect the Sun Dance and the Rich Faith of Their Forefathers," article by Heather Pringle. Equinox, 1990:50-61.
Critique: State Recognition Meherrin-Chowanoke Nation, North Carolina (April 2013) 1pp.
Critique: State Recognition Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Nation of Southampton County, Virginia (Fall 2009) 2pp.
Consultation: Tribal incorporation of southwest Virginia Indians, Lebanon, Virginia (November 2008).
Consultation: Commented on the proposed Monacan Constitution, Monacan Constitutional Assembly, (March 2008).
Critique: Yuchi Bibliography, Yuchi Recognition Project, (January 2008).
Consultation: Provided information regarding the Catawba language to the Camp Fire Girls, Charlotte Chapter, (October 2007).
Commentary Critique: “Report Concerning Creek Costumes, Culture and Language in the WesleyScript,” pp. Submitted to actor Roger Wyllie, Pembroke, North Carolina, (2007) 12 pp.
Commentary Critique: Ruth Knight Baily, "Lost Tribes: Indian Mormons in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia," Crossroads: A Southern Culture Annual, 2004: 135-170. Submitted to the Monacan Indian Nation, Amherst, Virginia, (2004) 3pp.
Commentary Critique: Sally and T. Weber Greiser, Blackfoot Culture, Religion, and Traditional Practices in the Badger-Two Medicine Area and Surrounding Mountains (Missoula, MT: Historical Research Associates, 1993), 94pp. Submitted to the Blackfeet Indian Nation for comment to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, Browning, Montana, (Spring 2004) 4pp.
Numerous Official Reports and contributions to Environmental Statements and Planning Documents. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Spokane, WA, New Orleans, LA, and Rock Springs, WY (1974-1980).
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