About the Author
Peter Carrels, a native of Aberdeen, SD, has written books, articles and book chapters about nature, environmental issues and environmental history during the past 30 years. His book, Uphill Against Water, published in 1999 by the University of Nebraska Press, provides much of the information used in this online exhibit. Uphill Against Water was described by one reviewer as one of the three most important books ever written describing politics and environmental issues in the West.
Carrels is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. He has served as a correspondent for High Country News, an award-winning publication specializing in natural resource topics, and has worked as a communications/media specialist and grassroots political organizer for several national environmental organizations. He has also written and created two traveling exhibits about rivers. This is the first online exhibit he has organized and written. He currently works as a writer for the University of South Dakota, serving as Communications Coordinator for that university’s School of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.