Jameson Sweet

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Henry Roe Cloud Postgraduate Associate

Jameson Sweet (Lakota/Dakota) is the Henry Roe Cloud Postgraduate Associate at Yale University. He pursued his doctoral studies in History at the University of Minnesota and, he is currently completing his dissertation, “The ‘Mixed-Blood’ Moment: Race, Law, and Mixed-Ancestry Dakota Indians in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest.” He earned his B.A. in History from the University of Tennessee and an M.A. in History from Montana State University. His research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the Newberry Library, the American Historical Association, the Western History Association, and the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation. He served as managing editor of the award-winning journal, NAIS: The Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association from 2012 to 2017. From 2014 to 2016 he conducted archival research in American Indian Legal History for the U.S. Department of Justice, supervised by Frederick Hoxie. He studied the Dakota language for three years and is dedicated to Indigenous language preservation and revitalization. His research is driven by a need to understand the full effects of American colonialism on Indigenous people and how those consequences influence Indigenous people today, with the hopes of contributing to the continued fight for Indigenous sovereignty and the healing of Indigenous communities.