Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, April 3rd as she talks with David A. Nichols, a native of Kansas. Dr. Nichols has his Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary. His dissertation, Lincoln and the Indians:Civil War Policy and Politics, was published by the University of Missouri Press in 1978. That book, still the definitive study of Lincoln’s Indian policies during the Civil War, was reissued as a paperback by the University of Illinois Press in 2000 and republished in 2012 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. He contributed to a 2012 documentary commemorating the 1862 United States-Dakota War and has spoken widely on Lincoln and the corruption in the Indian System of the 1860s that led to that war.
Dr. David Nichols
former academic dean at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas
Book: Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics