Patricia Barker Lerch

Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Recent Publications

From Princess to Chief.  Life with the Waccamaw Siouan Indians of North Carolina. Priscilla Freeman Jacobs and Patricia Barker Lerch (2013 University of Alabama Press)

"Longtime Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan:  Priscilla Freeman Jacobs" (in collaboration with Priscilla Freeman Jacobs) in Tar Heel Junior Historian.  North Carolina History for Students.  American Indians in North Carolina.  Volume 45, Number 1 pp. 30-31.  Raleigh, NC:  North Carolina Museum of History, Fall 2005.

WACCAMAW LEGACY.  CONTEMPORARY INDIANS FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL.  Tuscaloosa:  The University of Alabama Press, 2004.   
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"Indians of the Carolinas Since 1900" in The Handbook of North American Indians: Southeast, Vol. 14, pp. 328-336. (Smithsonian Institution), 2004. 



  • Cultural Anthropology: Anthropology 206
  • Shamanism, Witchcraft and Cults: Anthropology 301
  • North American Indians - Contemporary Issues: Anthropology 305
  • Culture and Gender: Anthropology 303
  • Latin American Anthropology Ant 317
  • Practicing Ethnography: Anthropology 445/500
  • Culture Wars and the Origin of Difference: GLS 534
  • Shamanism: GLS 522


About Me

Patricia B. LerchPatricia Lerch joined the UNC Wilmington faculty in 1981 after teaching in Ohio at Hiram College (1978-1981).  She and her husband, Alfred H. Lerch, Jr., have two children, Jessica and Al.  She has always enjoyed living in beautiful southeastern North Carolina and is an active outdoor enthusiast.