Caelen Anacker

Independent Historian

Caelen Anacker was born in 1988 in Bozeman, Montana. He is a graduate of Bozeman High School and has attended Seattle University, University of Washington, and intends to graduate from Montana State University. Caelen is currently studying History and would like to focus his future work on the history of science, specifically 20th century physics, but is also interested in modern European and African history.

Buffalo Soldiers in Montana (1888-1898)

Black Cavalry in Montana, 1894 “Image Courtesy of Montana Historical Society” Between 1866 and 1917, African American soldiers served throughout the western United States, including the territory and later state of Montana. Beginning in 1888, the 24th and 25th Infantries and the 9th and 10th … Read MoreBuffalo Soldiers in Montana (1888-1898)

Haitian Invasions and Occupation of Santo Domingo (1801-1844)

The Spanish colony of Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic) would be the target of aggression from its Hispaniola neighbor, French-ruled Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), in the early nineteenth century culminating in a twenty-two year occupation which would have long term consequences for both nations. Haitian … Read MoreHaitian Invasions and Occupation of Santo Domingo (1801-1844)

Anthony “Van” Jones (1968- )

Van Jones is a social-environmental activist and the Obama administration’s former “Green Czar.” He was born in 1968 in Jackson, Tennessee. His mother and father were a high school teacher and junior-high principal respectively. While growing up, Jones was a stereotypical “geek,” going so far … Read MoreAnthony “Van” Jones (1968- )