Garrick Bailey is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa. A native Oklahoman, he has been a Weatherhead Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, a NEH fellow, and a Senior Fellow in Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has served on both the Indian Health Advisory Committee, Indian Health Service and the Review Committee of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), Department of the Interior.
Although his main interest has been in Osage cultural adaption he has also been involved in research in Western Samoa, Guatemala and the Navajo. His publications on the Osage include, The Osage and the Invisible World, Traditions of the Osage, and Art of the Osage with Dan Swan, John Nunley, and Sean Standingbear. In addition his textbook with James Peoples, Humanity; An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is now in its 10th edition. And is the 5th bestselling introductory text.