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Hau! Tanyan yahipi! Cante waste nape cuziyapi.

My name is Nick Estes. I’m Kul Wicasa (Lower Brule), born and raised in Chamberlain, SD next to our relative, Mni Sose, the Missouri River. My nation is the Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux Nation or the Nation of the Seven Council Fires).

I’m currently a PhD student enrolled in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico and a American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in history from the University of South Dakota.

The purpose of this blog is to reflect on what it means to live, write, and remember our shared colonial and imperial history and present. Specifically, I write about border towns, Native history, treaty lands, and social and political issues facing Native Nations.

Check out the writings and talks page for an overview of my writings.

We were always here, and here we shall remain. We are the ancestors from the before and before — and the already forthcoming.

Contact me here.

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