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Jessi Simmons

Graduate Teaching Associate

Advisor: Richard Boles
Research Interests: Native American History, American Religious History

Jessi Simmons is a MA student studying Native American and religious history. She focuses her research on the Northern Midwest and has presented papers on topics ranging from Bishop William Hobart Hare's legacy in South Dakota to the impact of the Spanish Flu on university women at Sioux Falls College. Her current work focuses on the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Sovereign Nations of South Dakota between 1900 and 1920. She recieved her undergraduate degree in History, English, and Theology from the University of Sioux Falls in 2019.

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