History Camp Iowa

I am pleased to announce that I have signed up to give TWO presentations at this year’s History Camp Iowa. Last year, due to an unforeseen family matter, I had to back out. I was greatly disappointed and am looking forward to this year’s that much more because of it. The 2017 History Camp Iowa will be on Saturday, November 11 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

My presentation the Prince of the Upper Missouri: Captain James McGarry will discuss his incredible life. It will include new information I have uncovered since I first presented a paper at the 2016 Missouri Valley History Conference. I am excited to share in particular the gems I uncovered on my research trip to the Montana State Historical Society.

My second presentation, We Are Now in Indian Territory, is based upon my graduate school thesis of the same name. In this presentation I will discuss the views of Overland trail emigrants’ views of Native Americans. I will compare the similarities and differences between to the different genders. How these attitudes changed over time and were impacted by outside influences will also be discussed.

Hope to see you there!