Aaniin, greetings, and welcome to my website. I am a historian of North America. My research focuses on the peoples of the Old Northwest, Great Lakes, and West, particularly Native American tribes and federal government agents. I recently completed a year serving as a NASNTI Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, Morris and am currently a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  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 jakejurss@gmail.com.


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