Virtual talk on Anishinaabe history

MARQUETTE –The Marquette Regional History Center will offer a live online presentation of “Sites of Refuge and Resilience: Anishinaabe Logging Settlements at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Eric Drake, PhD, Heritage Program Manager of the Hiawatha National Forest, will present his talk: Working to Stay Together in “Forsaken Out of the Way Places: Investigating Anishinaabe Logging Settlements as Sites of Social Refuge and Resilience.”

In his presentation Drake will discuss stories of some of Michigan’s oldest Native American tribes. Learn about Anishinaabe labor in the logging industries of the central Upper Peninsula and the history of the Nahma Indian community in Delta County, through Eric Drake’s archaeological investigation of Native American logging camps as sites of social refuge. This live online slide presentation will include time for questions. $5 donation to the History Center to join this program.

Register ahead for the online program: Go to marquettehistory.org/things-to-do to join the program.

This program is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Marquette County.


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