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Bunny McBride is an award-winning author, journalist and exhibit curator, whose work has focused on indigenous peoples, Native American women’s history, nature conservation and international tourism. Published in dozens of national and international print media, she has reported on Chinese people in the aftermath of the communist Cultural Revolution, Tuareg camel nomads in the Sahara, Sami reindeer herders in arctic Scandinavia, Maasai cattle herders in East Africa and Mi’kmaq basketmakers in northern Maine, as well as endangered species – from gorillas in Rwanda to lemurs in Madagascar.


With an MA in Anthropology from Columbia University, McBride has taught at Kansas State University, Principia College and the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies. She has given scores of lectures at other universities, colleges, historical societies and museums, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Since 1981, she has worked on a range of issues and projects with Wabanaki peoples in Maine – including the Aroostook Band of Micmacs’ successful federal recognition effort.

From 2003-2016 she served on the board of the Women’s World Summit Foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, including three years as president of the organization. 

To see The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine profile on McBride and her work, click on the image below:

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Ranging from Native American biography to wildlife conservation to contemplative writing and poetry, McBride has written six books, chapters in a dozen others and numerous co-authored volumes, including several editions of four anthropology textbooks. See below for short descriptions of selected books and the Buy Now/ links. Please consider checking with your local bookstore before purchasing on Amazon.



From 1978-88 McBride wrote regularly for The Christian Science Monitor, publishing nearly 100 articles in that international newspaper from far-flung points around the globe. She has contributed to many other newspapers (including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post) and magazines (such as Down East, International Wildlife, Outside, Sierra, Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday and Yankee).

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Museum Exhibit Curator

In close collaboration with Wabanaki communities, McBride curated exhibitions based on her books for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, as well as the exhibition Journeys West: The David & Peggy Rockefeller American Indian Art Collection. Her curatorial work earned her a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History.

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& Articles

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