Lagrand, James B. 1968–

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Lagrand, James B. 1968–

PERSONAL: Born November 18, 1968, in Boston, MA; son of John J. (in business) and Julie (a homemaker; maiden name, Braun) LaGrand; married Betsy VandePolder (a homemaker), August 18, 1990; children: Jacob C., Margaret R., Simon J. Education: Calvin College, B.A., 1990; Indiana University, M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 1997.

ADDRESSES: Home—10 South Stoner Ave., Shiremanstown, PA 17011. Office—Department of History, Messiah College, 1 College Ave., Grantham, PA 17027. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Messiah College, Grantham, PA, assistant professor, 1997–2003, associate professor of history, 2003–, scholar chair, 2000.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Western History Association.


Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945–75, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Not Strangers in These Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples, edited by David Newhouse and Evelyn Peters, Policy Research Initiative (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 2003. Contributor to periodicals including American Indian Culture and Research Journal and Western Historical Quarterly.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on twentieth-century American Indian history and on American social movements.