Carole Butcher


North Dakota State University


Dr. Tom Isern

Academic Interests:

Indian Wars
Philippine-American War


A Brave and Gallant Man: William Henry Young and Young’s Scouts

Bio Note:

Carole Butcher earned her Master’s Degree in Military History from Norwich University. She is currently teaching Business and Professional Writing at North Dakota State University while she pursues her Master’s Degree. During the summer she is a historical interpreter at Fort Abercrombie in North Dakota.

Her articles have been published by a variety of magazines including Armchair General, Military Heritage, Nebraska Life, and Army Magazine. She was awarded the Society for Military History/First Division Museum at Cantigny prize for Best Graduate Paper at the 2016 Northern Great Plains History Conference. In 2017 North Dakota State University awarded her the Morrill Prize for Graduate Scholarship in History and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award.

Ms. Butcher is working on her dissertation about Young’s Scouts in the Philippine-American War, demonstrating how the United States Army transferred experience from the Indian Wars of the American West to the jungles of the Philippines.

Updated November 2017

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