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Land-Grab Universities

Seven maps, charts, and infographics

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. I was honored to be part of the team assembled by Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee to tell this story with multiple points of entry: writing, cartography, photography, and open data.

Additional support for the project came from the Pulitzer Center and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

The article and some graphics are online at High Country News.

You can download the data from github.

The interactive site for data access is at landgrabu.org.