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Jason Heppler

  • Ph.D. Student
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Jason's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Recent publications

  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the Progressive Image of American Indians

    • Heppler J
  • Framing Red Power: The Trail of Broken Treaties, the American Indian Movement, and the Politics of Media

    • Heppler J

Professional experience

Research Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

January 2008 - Present

Teaching Assistant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

August 2007 - Present

Graduate Research Fellow

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

June 2009 - September 2010(a year)



University of Nebraska-Lincoln

August 2007 - June 2009(2 years)


South Dakota State University

August 2003 - May 2007(4 years)


Jason A. Heppler is a Ph.D. student specializing in the 20th century North American West, Great Plains, and in Digital History. He earned his B.A. in History at South Dakota State University and his M.A. in History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Heppler is beginning work on his Ph.D. in History and plans to continue his research on the American Indian Movement and their impact on American politics. Heppler is also the author of two forthcoming book chapters, one on the American Indian Movement (AIM), a radical Indian protest organization of the 1970s, and their impact on South Dakota political culture, and another chapter on the Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against Southern Kansas Railway Company in 1890, in which the Cherokee Nation attempted to legally prevent the construction of railroads through Indian Territory. A digital component to the chapter is in the planning stages. As a graduate student in Digital History, Heppler engages a variety of new digital methodologies and practices in his scholarly pursuits. He maintains that the advent of digital technologies is changing and challenging the ways historians practice their craft, allowing them to present, collect, and store information in new ways that help give fresh insights to historical questions and serve as a means to reach wider audiences.