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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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American Indian history, education history, public memory, environmental history, equine history, American West
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About Me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My work focuses on the intersection between changing narratives of the Plains Wars of the late 19th century, U.S. history textbook narratives, and public memory. Specifically, I examine the ways in which textbook narratives about the Plains Wars and the frontier reconstruct and reinforce prejudice against Native people through the way they frame U.S. history around the frontier experience.

I also study historical human-equine interaction with an emphasis on indigenous horse societies. In addition to examining these relationships in the archive, my work supports cultural revitalization efforts centered on horse reintroduction like Natsu Puuku in Elgin, OK. All my scholarship seeks to re-center Native people and Native history in North America’s historical narratives and public memory.

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United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Pedagogy, Public History