Annabel LaBrecque

Graduate Student

North America

Annabel LaBrecque is a first-year PhD student studying Native American history, early European colonialism in North and Latin America, and trade. Her current research project focuses on the extraction, production, circulation, and consumption of salt among Indigenous and European communities across the continental North American south during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Previously, Annabel has done research on Southern Cheyenne women's roles as producers and market agents in the buffalo robe trade on the southern and central Great Plains during the mid-nineteenth century. 

Research Interests

  • Native American history 
  • Economic history
  • Environmental history
  • Trade
  • Resource extraction 
  • Labor and production
  • North America before 1763