Elizabeth Ellis is an assistant professor of history at Princeton University where she teaches early American and Native American history. She is a Tulane alumna, and a longtime lover of New Orleans. Her forthcoming book with the University of Pennsylvania Press, The Great Power of Small Nations: Indigenous Diplomacy in the Gulf South (October 2022) examines the formation of Native nations in the early southeast and the ways that Indigenous migration and immigration practices shaped and limited the extent of European colonization. Liz also writes about contemporary Indigenous issues and political movements and is committed to organizing and fighting for Indigenous self-determination. She is an enrolled citizen of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.