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Claire Thomson

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Claire Thomson
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Claire Thomson is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Alberta. Claire is writing her dissertation, studying Wood Mountain Lakota connections within Lakȟóta Tȟamákȟočhe/Lakota Country from 1881 to 1930, land which overlays the US-Canada border. She works to centre Lakota experiences and understandings of place, good relations, and community to challenge colonial narratives and boundaries.

Claire ranches with her parents in the Wood Mountain Uplands of southwestern Saskatchewan and has her own small, but growing herd of horses and cattle. Her family has been ranching in the region since the 1880s. In her spare time, Claire enjoys riding her horses, sewing, and volunteering as the secretary for the Wood Mountain Historical Society.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Layers of a Letter: Lakota History, Language, and Voices in the Archives
Prairie History, Number 3, Fall 2020

Page revised: 31 March 2021

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