David Wishart is a professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. Wishart’s particular interest is in Historical Geography, especially in the regional context of the Great Plains and in the dispossession of indigenous peoples and their more recent claims cases. He is also interested in the epistemology of geography and History, especially the question: what can be known about the past? He is a co-author of The Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild. He received the J.B. Jackson Prize in 1995 for the Best Scholarly Book in North American Human Geography for his book, An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians. He also edited the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, which was released in 2004, and the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians (2006).