Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D

Ground-breaking scholarship about the legacy of Scottish Highlanders in Scotland and in North America. The field of inquiry includes:

  • History of the Scottish Highland diaspora in North America
  • Scottish Gaelic song-poetry and literature
  • Scottish Gaelic folklore, music and dance
  • Application of critical readings of colonialism, racialism, etc


We’re Indians Sure Enough: The Legacy of the Scottish Highlanders in the United States (2001) (Purchase through The Backcountry Peddler)

Warriors of the Word: The World of the Scottish Highlanders (2nd ed 2019)

Seanchaidh na Coille / Memory-Keeper of the Forest: Anthology of Scottish Gaelic Literature of Canada (2016)

Celts in the Americas (2013)

Articles & Papers

Bury my heart at Culloden: Reflections on Empire, Identity and Social Justice in the Gaelic Diaspora

The Gaelic Diaspora in North America

Celtic Cousins or White Settlers

The Macs Meet the ‘Micmacs’: Scottish Gaelic First Encounter Narratives from Nova Scotia

In Their Own Words – Gaelic Literature in North Carolina

Highland Canon Fodder Scottish Gaelic Literature in North America

Podcasts & Videocasts Dr. Michael Newton, Ph.D

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