About the Project

Framing Red Power seeks to utilize digital technologies to investigate and analyze the interaction between media and politics by studying the Trail of Broken Treaties as a significant media event. By most measures, the American Indian Movement had a propensity for grabbing headlines. While the occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 is highly significant (and symbolic), it has received substantial attention from historians. The Trail of Broken Treaties, on the other hand, was AIM's first sustained media coverage of the sort they had always hoped to achieve. Much of this project is and will be a "work in progress" as it continues to develop as an accurate, open source environment for research, teaching, and analysis. At its core, this project hopes to shed light on the interaction betweeen the media and politics, and how this complex relationship has shaped political culture. The project will be integrated into a Master's thesis.


Framing Red Power would not exist as it does without the help of others, particularly Douglas Seefeldt, William G. Thomas, John Wunder, Karin Dalziel, Brian L. Pytlik Zillig, the folks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's New Media Center, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SIMILE Project, and the support of my friends and fellow graduate students. To Brent Rogers, Nic Sweircek, Michelle Teidje, Rob Voss, and Nathan Sanderson, I offer thanks for your input and ongoing conversations about doing history in the digital.

About the Author

Jason is a history graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is originally from South Dakota and studied History and Economics at South Dakota State University, where he graduated in May 2007. His research interests broadly encompass the twentieth century American West and Great Plains, specifically the region's political and cultural history. In addition to Framing Red Power, Jason is the author of two forthcoming book chapters, one on the American Indian Movement and South Dakota political culture, and the other on the Cherokee Nation's resistance to railroad construction through Indian Territory in the 1880s. He currently lives in Lincoln.


Jason A. Heppler
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588


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