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University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lee College; Butler County Comunity College; University of Nebraska at Omaha (Master's)
I am new to tutoring, but I am very personable and willing to work with individuals to help them understand historical topics. Though I have a wide knowledge of American History, my specialty is Native American histories and cultures, particularly nations and tribes of the Great Plains. I come from a uniquely mixed background, including Lakota of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota on my father's side of the family. I am also a third generation American on my mother's side of the family, which is entirely made up of Croatian immigrants and their descendants. Having some of this country's oldest ancestry on one side of my family, and some of its newest ancestry on the other, gives me a unique perspective on American History. I have been recognized for excellent work in historical research and writing. In partial requirement for earning a Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I completed a thesis entitled, "At the Heart of It All: Cheyenne River Reservation and the Leaders of the Lakota Ghost Dance," which has been referred to by respected historians as "excellent," "pioneering," and full of "fresh insight." History is my passion and I love to learn as well as teach.
I am new to tutoring, but I am very personable and willing to work with individuals to help them understand historical topics. Though I have a wide knowledge of American History, my specialty is Native American histories and cultures, particularly nations and tribes of the Great Plains. I
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I have a earned a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree, both in History. My area of study has almost always been that of American History with a particular focus on Native American histories and cultures from ancient times to European contact, on up to today. I am Lakota of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota on my father's side of my family. I am also a third-generation American on my mother's side of my family due to her entire family consisting of Croatian immigrants. This background combines with nine years of college education as a history student to make a very unique perspective of American History. My knowledge and abilities are exemplified in my production of historical research and writings. This includes highly-graded term papers as well as a Master's thesis that was researched and written over a two-year period, and has been highly regarded as "pioneering."
During my time as an undergraduate at UNO, I took several anthropology/humanities courses. This continued throughout my graduate career as well. Most courses included Native American topics. I also took several Spanish language classes in addition to courses dedicated to the cultures, histories and music of different groups of people. As an American Indian, I have a respectful approach to anthropological studies of Indigenous peoples of North America and throughout the world.