Maps, graphics, and research
for High Country News
April 2020 issue
Land-Grab Universities is an investigative report on the ways Land Grant Universities benefited from gifts of free Indigenous lands, subsequently played on the market to create their endowment principals, and the continued profits of these lands today. Tristan Ahtone, Robert Lee, Kalen Goodluck, Geoff McGhee, Cody Leff, and I tell this story through multiple points of entry: writing, cartographic design, interactive webmap, photography, and open data.
To amplify and expand this story, I designed the maps for accountability and specificity at each U.S. scale: national, state, city, and local.
Read the full article in print. Online at High Country News.
You can download the data from github.
Reporters & Editors (IRE).
A complete list of press coverage and impact can be found at landgrabu.org in the "Stories" section.