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.