Joshua Piker received his B.A. from Oberlin College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. His articles and essays have appeared in a wide range of venues, and he is the author of two monographs--Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America and The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler: Telling Stories in Colonial America--both published by Harvard University Press. His teaching and research center on the intersection of early American and Native American history.