John Truden received his B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His master’s thesis explored Southern Great Plains history through the lens of settler colonialism. John is primarily interested in reexamining the position of Indigenous people from late nineteenth century Indian Territory to mid-twentieth century Oklahoma. He enjoys helping others discover history through teaching. John is being published by South Dakota History, the Chronicles of Oklahoma and has several other projects under review or in the works, including a reexamination of cowboy-Indian relations on the 1880s Southern Great Plains and a borderlands history of Sa Huynh village in 1960s South Vietnam. He is excited to confront and explore Oklahoma’s hidden Indigenous histories, both in academic and public contexts.