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Bradley Gills

Bradley Gills

Research Historian - Lenexa Office

Brad successfully defended his dissertation, The Anishnabeg and the Landscape of Assimilation in Michigan, 1854–1934, to earn his PhD from Arizona State University in May 2008. Prior to a five-year stint on the faculty at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, he was the lead researcher for an expert witness team in the federal treaty rights case US v Michigan. He joined the staff of HRA in June 2010 as part of HRA’s new office in Kansas City. He is the team lead in HRA’s research at the Office of Trust Records facility in Lenexa, Kansas, and the Central Plains Regional National Archives Branch in Kansas City.

Outside the archives, he is currently conducting research into the history and intersection between federal policy and natural resources on Native American lands in the Great Lakes. You can usually find him at the cinema or a used book store.

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