Luther College history alumnus Dr. Eugene R. H. Tesdahl recently co-authored an article titled, "La Salle on Seneca Creation 1678." This article analyzed the transcription of a Seneca version of the Iroquois creation story. The transcription was written in the 17th century by French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. Tesdahl also provided a translation of the transcription, which was originally in French, and historical context.
Tesdahl graduated Luther College with a degree in history as well as minors in secondary education and museum studies. He has since gotten his M.A. in history from Miami University and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Currently, Tesdahl is a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
To learn more about the article Tesdahl co-authored, visit the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's University News page.