John Truden received his B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He currently has several articles under review with South Dakota History and the Chronicles of Oklahoma,and plans to send off two more major journals within the next few months. As a graduate student, he is interested in ethnopolitics, especially factional responses to colonialism, societal change and racism, within Indigenous societies on the Great Plains. When relevant, he has reached out to and cooperated with Indigenous nations while constructing his narratives. He is currently writing his master's thesis on the Southern Plains Indians after the Red River War and is exploring comparative topics for his Ph.D. He has experience teaching and looks forward to visiting Capulin Volcano National Monument someday.