Dr. Eugene R Tesdahl

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Contact Info

154 Gardner Hall
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3099

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville

Department Info

Associate Professor
0154 Gardner Hall
Associate Professor
0154 Gardner Hall
Associate Professor
0154 Gardner Hall




  • Ph.D., History, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A., History, Miami University
  • B.A., History (Secondary Ed.), Museum Studies, Luther College


  • Early North America
  • Indigenous America
  • Atlantic World
  • Women’s History
  • Public History


  • HIST2330: Intro to U.S. History I
  • HIST3120: Colonial American History
  • HIST3520: American Women’s History
  • HIST3170: Native American History and Colonial Borderlands
  • HIST3180: Modern Native America: What you thought you knew
  • HIST4660: Public History Cooperative Field Experience

Recent Publications

  • “Lead, Slavery, and Black Personhood in Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Magazine of History 102.4 (Summer 2019): 17-27.
  • "Mind the Gap: Academics, Interpreters, and Historical Interpretation," Journal of Interpretation Research 22.2 (2017), 73-75.
  • Co-authored with Kevin White and Michael Galban, “LaSalle on Seneca Creation 1678,” American Indian Culture & Research Journal 40.4 (2016), 49-69.

Current Project

  • Dans une cachette rouge: Smuggling along Iroquois, British, and French American Borderlands, 1701-1783, working title (Book-length manuscript in preparation).