Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007
- 2007 Liz Carpenter Award, Texas State Historical Association
- Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Prize for the Best Book in Women’s History for 2007
- Charles S. Sydnor Prize for the Best Book in Southern History for 2007, Southern Historical Association
- 2007 William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America
- 2007 Murdo J. MacLeod Prize for the Best Book in Latin American and Caribbean History, Atlantic Worlds, and Borderlands History, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association
- 2008 Old Texas Missions and Forts Association Book Award sponsored by the Texas Catholic Historical Society
The Contested Spaces of Early America, co-editor with Edward Countryman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014
Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians, co-editor with Susan Sleeper-Smith, Scott Stevens, Jean O’Brien, and Nancy Shoemaker, forthcoming spring 2015
“Geographies of Power: Mapping Indian Borders in the ‘Borderlands’ of the Early Southwest,” The William and Mary Quarterly, 68 (January 2011), 5-46
- 2011 Lester J. Cappon prize for best article in the William and Mary Quarterly
- 2011 Bolton-Cutter Article Award for best journal article in Spanish Borderlands History, Western History Association
- 2011 Kimberly S. Hanger Article Prize for best article appearing in 2011 in the fields of Latin American, Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers or Atlantic World History, Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association
“Beyond the ‘Atlantic World’: Early American History as Viewed from the West,” OAH Magazine of History, 25 (January 2011), 13-18
“How Do You Get from Jamestown to Santa Fe? A Colonial Sun Belt,” Journal of Southern History 73 (August 2007), 553-66
“From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands,” Journal of American History 92 (June 2005), 19-46
“A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the “Land of the Tejas,” The William and Mary Quarterly 3rd ser, 61 (July 2004), 393-434
Forums and Review Essays
“The Red Continent and the Cant of the Coastline,” Forum Response to “Second Thoughts on Colonial Historians and American Indians,” by James H. Merrell, William and Mary Quarterly 69 (July 2012), 521-26
“The English Frontier in North America,” Review essay on Daniel Richter’s Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts, Reviews in American History, 40, 4 (December 2012), 530-36
Roundtable Review Forum on Paul W. Mapp’s The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763, H-Diplomacy 14, no. 16 (January 2013), 5-9
“An Indian Language of Politics in the Land of the Tejas” in Major Problems in Texas History. Edited by Sam W. Haynes and Cary D. Wintz. New York: Cengage Learning, second edition, forthcoming 2014.
“Borders and Borderlands,” in Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians. Edited by Susan Sleeper-Smith, Scott Stevens, Jean O’Brien, and Nancy Shoemaker, and Juliana Barr in process.
“Captivity, Native Americans,” in The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History, ed. Joseph C. Miller. Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2014.
“Indian Women Who ‘Carry Gallantry Still Further Than the Men’: A Barometer of Power in 18th-Century Texas,” in Texas Women/American Women: Their Lives and Times. Edited by Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless, and Elizabeth Turner. Athens: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming 2014.
“The Colonial Sun Belt: St. Augustine to Santa Fe,” in Major Problems in American Colonial History, ed. Karen Ordahl Kupperman. New York: Cengage Learning, third edition, 2011. (reprint of 2007 Journal of Southern History article)
“A Spectrum of Indian Bondage in Spanish Texas.” In Indian Slavery in Colonial America. Edited by Alan Gallay, 277-318. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
“From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands.” In The Best American History Essays 2007. Edited by Jacqueline Jones, 13-46. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (reprint of 2005 Journal of American History article)
“A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the “Land of the Tejas.” In American Encounters: Natives and Newcomers from European Contact to Indian Removal, 1500-1850. 2nd edition. Edited by Peter C. Mancall and James H. Merrell, 393-426. New York: Routledge, 2007. (reprint of 2004 William and Mary Quarterly article)
“A Diplomacy of Gender: Rituals of First Contact in the “Land of the Tejas.” In Early North America in Global Perspective. Edited by Philip D. Morgan and Molly A. Warsh. New York: Routledge, 2013. (reprint of 2004 William and Mary Quarterly article)
“Beyond their Control: Spaniards in Native Texas.” In Choice, Persuasion, and Coercion: Social Control on Spain’s North American Frontiers. Edited by Jesús F. de la Teja and Ross Frank, 149-77. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
“Gender and the Rituals of First Contact: Indian-Euroamerican Communication in the Colonial Spanish Borderlands, 1685-1721.” International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 Working Paper No. 98-05. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1998.