Leibhardt Wester is a lawyer and historian whose work focuses on
environmental and Native American issues. She lives in northern
Illinois, with her husband, two teen-aged sons, and a large Siberian
husky. She makes textiles and likes to take photographs of eroding surfaces. Her interest in how different cultures compete and cooperate in using shared natural resources and political power has resulted in Land Divided by Law (QuidProLaw 2014) and a book of fiction, The Illuminatrix (2012).