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History center to host book release presentation

The Marquette Regional History Center will host the book release: ÒBiography of Chief Charles KawbawgamÓ by local author Tyler Tichelaar via a Zoom presentation and slideshow at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. (Courtesy image)

MARQUETTE –The Marquette Regional History Center will host the book release: “Biography of Chief Charles Kawbawgam” by local author Tyler Tichelaar via a Zoom presentation and slideshow at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

On Nov. 1, award-winning author Tyler R. Tichelaar will release his 21st book, “Kawbawgam: The Chief, the Legend, The Man,” a full-length biography of Upper Peninsula Ojibwa Chief Charles Kawbawgam, who was rumored to live in three centuries from 1799-1902.

Kawbawgam is well known for having lived at Presque Isle Park in Marquette and being buried there, as well as for his friendship with Peter White and for his wife Charlotte’s famous lawsuit against the Jackson Mining Company, commemorated in the novel “Laughing Whitefish” by John Voelker (Robert Traver).

Following the presentation, Tichelaar will have a book signing at the History Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 to allow the public to purchase books and get them signed while maintaining social distancing. Kawbawgam (ISBN 978-0-9962400-7-9) will also be available locally after the event at the Marquette Regional History Center. Publicity contact: tyler@marquettefiction.com. Review copies available upon request to reporters and professional book reviewers.

This live online presentation on Nov. 18 will include time for questions. $5 donation to the History Center to join this program. Register ahead of time or during the online program at marquettehistory.org/things-to-do or scan the QR code. Online registrants will automatically be entered into a drawing for an original painting of Kawbawgam, by Dan Cook. No registration necessary for the Nov. 21 book signing, come anytime 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.

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