PhD Candidate

Biography

I am a PhD Candidate in Early U.S. History.  I am interested in local environmental history, Native and settler approaches to farming, and the effects of the Public Land Survey System on the Midwest.  My dissertation looks at Potawatomi communities' land use practices and how those practices shaped both local ecologies and settler-initiated removal conflicts.  I publish under the name D.B.H. Lehman.

Research Interests

  • American Indian Studies
  • Early U.S. History
  • Environmental History and Human Geography
  • Local and Midwestern History
  • Global History

Education

  • B.A. History & Interdisciplinary Studies - Goshen College