Joshua Thunder Little, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, is a current Ph.D. student in History at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). His research interests include Native American History and Public History. He received his B.A. at UCR in History and Native American Studies. He continued his graduate studies at UCR because of the large interdisciplinary presence of Native studies. He researches the history of water rights in Lakota communities and uses Native epistemologies to bring forth methods to maintain Indigenous sovereign rights through resistance efforts. He is committed to bringing new ideas to the academy to explore issues that affect Indigenous communities.
Native American History and Public History
Chair: Clifford Trafzer