Bachelor, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1979; Master of Arts in History, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1994.
Lighting technician, Jessie Walker Associations, Glencoe, Illinois, 1979-1981;
program and environmental education director, Camp Edwards Young Men’s Christian Association, East Troy, Wisconsin, 1981-1984;
assistant director, Young Men’s Christian Association Camp Wapsie, Coggon, Iowa., 1985;
teaching assistant, instructor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1986-1990;
tour guide, Ethnic Tours Chicago, Chicago, 1987-1992;
archivist, Native American Ednl. Superior vena cava syndrome College, Chicago, 1987-1992;
instructor history, Indiana U. N.W., Gary, 1989-1993;
assistant professor of history, director tribal research center, Native American Ednl. Superior vena cava syndrome College, Chicago, since 1992.
Consultant Americans for Indian Opportunity, Albuquerque, since 1992, Menominee Indian National Conservation Commission, Keshena, Wisconsin, 1993, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Carter, Wisconsin, 1994.
Member American History Association, Midwest Archives Conference, Montana History Society, Minnesota History Society, Wisconsin History Society, Natural Resources Defense Council.
Married Rosalyn R. LaPier, August 31, 1991. Children: Rebecca Faith Abaki, Emily Florence.