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Andrew K. Frank

Allen Morris Associate Professor of History

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410 Bellamy
Ph.D., 1998 University of Florida
Research Interests: 
Native American, Florida, U.S. South, Early U.S.

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Andrew K. Frank

Dr. Andrew Frank is an ethnohistorian who focuses on the Florida Seminoles and the other southeastern Indians of the United States.  He has taught at several universities before coming to FSU, including the University of Massachusetts, the University of Florida, California State University, Los Angeles, and Florida Atlantic University.  He has been at FSU since 2007.

Dr. Frank is currently finishing a book-length manuscript on the history of the Florida Seminoles tentatively entitled Those Who Camp at a Distance: The Seminoles and Indians of Florida. 

He is the author of Creeks and Southerners: Biculturalism on the Early American Frontier (2005), a volume that explores race and identity in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He is also the author of The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South (1999) and The Seminole (History and Culture of Native Americans) (2011), and he is the editor of The Early Republic: People and Perspectives (2009) and The American Revolution: People and Perspectives (2007).  

Recent and forthcoming books chapters include: “Slave Refuge and Gateway: David B. Mitchell an the Paradox of the Florida Frontier,”iIn Amanda Carlson and Robin Poynor, eds., Africa in Florida, (Forthcoming)  “Authenticity for Sale: Seminoles, Miccosukees, and the Environmental Construction of Indian History,” in Karen Cox, ed., Dixie Passages: Tourism and Southern History;  “The Return of the Native: Innovative Traditions in the Southeast,” in L. Diane Barnes, Brian Schoen, and Frank Towers, eds., The Old South’s Modern Worlds: Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress (2011)  “What Then Makes an Indian:  The Problem of Identity in the Early American Southeast,” in Lisa Tendrich Frank and Daniel Kilbride, eds., Southern Character:  Essays in Honor of Bertram Wyatt-Brown (2011). “Family Ties: Indian Countrymen, George Stinson and Creek Sovereignty,” in Craig Thompson Friend and Anya Jabour, eds., Family Values in the Old South (2010).

Dr. Frank has also published articles in the Georgia Historical Quarterly and Florida Historical Quarterly. He has received research grants and fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, American Historical Association, Newberry Library, and Huntington Library. In 2003, he received the E. Merton Coutler Award from the Georgia Historical Society for his article "The Rise and Fall of William McIntosh: Authority and Identity on the Early American Frontier."


Creeks and Southerners