Historian Fred H. Nicklason founded Nicklason Research Associates in 1972. A professor of American History and Native American Policy at the University of Maryland, Nicklason was an ardent supporter of American Indian interests, and believed that professionally trained historians and researchers could provide invaluable expertise in finding historical evidence for Indian land, accounting, water rights and other resource management claims.
Together with historian Mark Leutbecker and a small team of associates, Nicklason worked on behalf of more than 80 tribes, finding key evidence to support hundreds of Indian claims in state and federal courts. When Nicklason retired in 1997, Leutbecker became the firm’s director.
New federal regulations and a profusion of complex litigation hinging upon past policies and practices created new demands for historical research in the 1980s and 1990s. Nicklason Research expanded its areas of expertise to include environmental, cultural resource and military research, and we broadened our services to include research and writing interpretive content for exhibits and publications.
Today, we remain a small but nimble firm based in the nation’s capital, with a core team of associates whose passion for history, dedication to our clients and skill at finding the historical evidence they need is unsurpassed in the field. Click here to find out more about our team, or contact us to discuss your project with us today.
NICKLASON RESEARCH ASSOCIATES Historical Research and Consulting Since 1972