Landscapes of Living History: Native American Nations and the Rocky Mountain Region

This week’s guest post about national parks and Indigenous place names was written by Natasha Myhal (Citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians). She is a doctoral student in the Ethnic Studies Department at CU-Boulder and works at the Center for the American West at CU-Boulder.


Erstwhile Interviews Dr. Kent Blansett on A Journey to Freedom

Erstwhile’s Alessandra Link caught up with Dr. Kent Blansett (Associate Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Omaha) to discuss his latest publication, A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement (Yale University Press, 2018). Dr. Blansett is also the Primary Investigator of the American Indian Digital History Project. An exhibit featuring items collected…

Tips for the First-Time TA

For many first-year graduate students, the advent of the school year brings all the promise of new experiences, new knowledge, and new challenges. Among the most nerve-racking of these challenges is the prospect of working as a teacher’s assistant for the first time. This August marks the eighth new school year that I have faced…