Aaniin, greetings, and welcome to my website. I am a historian of early America. My research focuses on the peoples of the Old Northwest, Great Lakes, and West, particularly Native American tribes and federal government agents. I am currently a NASNTI Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Morris.  I received my Ph.D. in history from Michigan State University and my B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information about my research and writing please use the tabs. I can be contacted at jurss001@morris.umn.edu.

 

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Hiking in Makȟóšiča, Lakota for Badlands National Park, South Dakota