Tanner Allread is a Ph.D. in History candidate and holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School. His research focuses on nineteenth-century Native American history and the history of Federal Indian Law, with a particular interest in the intersection of tribal state-building and debates over sovereignty and federalism during the Removal era. In addition to his historical work, he has assisted tribes with numerous legal matters, working for the law firm of Kanji & Katzen, P.L.L.C., and the Yurok Tribe’s Office of the Tribal Attorney. He is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.