Four students speak at history conference

Four Northwestern College history majors spoke at the Student History Conference, sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta history honors society at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, on April 26.

Aaron Thomas, a senior from Sioux Falls, presented a paper, “The Symbol of Crazy Horse: How Crazy Horse’s Historiography Molds Him Into What He Has Become,” as part of a biography session.

Brett Gray, a junior from Underwood, Iowa, presented a paper, “The Rise of Slaves: African-American Participation in the Civil War,” as part of a session on U.S. history.

Two Northwestern students—James Bierly, a junior from Hull, Iowa, and Hannah Cornthwaite, a sophomore from Clyde Park, Mont.,—each offered comments on papers.