Lars Adams is an independent researcher from Waukegan, Illinois. Beginning his writing career as a novelist, he has since founded a research website and published numerous peer reviewed essays, book contributions and other research projects, winning the D.T. Smithwick Magazine and Newspaper Article Award in 2014. He has presented his research on several occasions at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University and continues to focus his research on Mid-Atlantic Native American Studies.
“This has got to be one of the finest, scholarly articles we have had the privilege to judge [Sundry Murders and Depredations] and it had a profound impact on each panel member… Paying meticulous attention to detail… this article is well worth taking the time to read… It is educational, tremendously interesting, and… a phenomenal article!!!”
-North Carolina Society of Historians
“Proposal to Register the Chowan River War As a Highway Historical Marker,” Proposal to the North Carolina Historical Marker Program, 2011.
“Choanoac Indians: Ethnic Transformation and Identity Retention, 1585-1821” (paper presented at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2012).
“‘Sundry Murders and Depredations’: A Closer Look at the Chowan River War, 1676-1677,” The North Carolina Historical Review 90 (April 2013): 149-172.
“The Battle of Weyanoke Creek: A Story of the Third Anglo-Powhatan War in Early Carolina,” Native South 6 (September 2013): 170-195.
“From Cherokee to Chowanoke: Discovering the North Carolina Algonquians,” in Denise Bates, ed., From the Source: Southern Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the 20th Century and Beyond (tentative title), (University of Florida Press, slated for 2015 publication)
“The Chowanoke Indian Resurgence,” (interview with Doug Patterson), in Denise Bates, ed., From the Source: Southern Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the 20th Century and Beyond (tentative title), (University of Florida Press, slated for 2015 publication)
“The Carolina Algonquians: Ethnic Transformation and Identity Retention in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century,” (paper presented at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, November 14, 2014.
African American Leadership: A Reference Guide, Tyson D. King-Meadows, ed., (Santa Barbara, CA: Mission Bell Media, 2015) contributing author
The Drifters, (Waukegan: IL, Createspace) 2011. Three editions.
D.T. Smithwick Newspaper & Magazine Article Award (presented by the North Carolina Society of Historians, October, 2014)
Society of North Carolina Historians
Wheeling Historical Society