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An Indigenous History of the Upper Great Lakes Region

A Mini-Course Offered by the NU Emeriti Organization and EPL

2021-05-18 19:00:00 2021-05-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago An Indigenous History of the Upper Great Lakes Region This mini-course, taught by Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern's Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, focuses on the history of our region from the perspective of First Peoples. Main Library

Tuesday, May 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-05-18 19:00:00 2021-05-18 20:30:00 America/Chicago An Indigenous History of the Upper Great Lakes Region This mini-course, taught by Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern's Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, focuses on the history of our region from the perspective of First Peoples. Main Library

This mini-course, taught by Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern's Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, focuses on the history of our region from the perspective of First Peoples.

This non-credit, no-cost, two-session mini-course, taught by Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern's Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, focuses on the history and lifeways of the First Peoples of our region. Class sessions take place on two successive Tuesday evenings, May 11 & 18. 

This mini-course, offered to the greater Evanston community as a collaboration between the Northwestern Emeriti Organization (NEO) and Evanston Public Library, begins with an introduction to fundamental Native American concepts and customs that preceded European settlement and moves on to recount the history of local Native communities. It explains the “treaties” by which Native people were expelled from the region, the significance of tribal sovereignty, and how empowered Native nations are invoking treaty rights in contemporary environmental struggles. The land on the southwestern shore of Ininwewigichigami (Lake Michigan) sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, the Potawatomi, and Odawa, as well as the Menominee, Miami, and Ho-Chunk nations.

The instructor for this course, Prof. Patty Loew, Director of Northwestern's Center for Native American & Indigenous Research, is herself a citizen of Mashkiiziibii (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) and the award-winning author of several books, as well as the producer of several equally highly praised PBS documentaries.

Although attendance of both classes is strongly recommended, it is not required for participation. 

Suggested readings and Zoom login information will be distributed via email to all registered participants several weeks before the first class. 

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Phone: (847)448-8600
Branch manager
Karen Danczak Lyons, Director

Hours
Mon, May 17 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 18 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 19 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 20 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 21 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 22 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 23 Closed

About the branch

The Main library is an epicenter of information and the various forms of literacy. Its assets expand beyond books, audiobooks and DVDs to include public Internet stations and building-wide Wi-Fi, arts performances and displays, author presentations, financial and immigration programs, and much more. The Main Library is the primary focus of our absolute and continuous commitment to meeting the diverse expectations and needs of Evanston residents.

La Biblioteca Principal es un epicentro de información y diversas formas de alfabetización. Sus colecciones se expanden más allá de los libros, audiolibros y DVD para incluir estaciones públicas de Internet y Wi-Fi en todo el edificio, presentaciones y exhibiciones artísticas, presentaciones de autores, programas financieros y de inmigración, y mucho más. La Biblioteca Principal es el enfoque nuestro compromiso absoluto y continuo para cumplir con las diversas expectativas y necesidades de los residentes de Evanston.

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Mon, May 17, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, May 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, May 21, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Sat, May 22, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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Sat, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Sat, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, May 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Mon, May 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, May 25, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Tue, May 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Tue, May 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Wed, May 26, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Wed, May 26, 11:00am - 11:40am
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Thu, May 27, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

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Thu, May 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, May 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Zoom Robert Crown

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Robert Crown Branch Library

Fri, May 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Sat, May 29, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

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Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 31, All day
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, May 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library

Mon, May 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Mon, May 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Zoom 2 Robert Crown

Fri, Jun 04, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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Sat, Jun 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Twigg's Park

Sat, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
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Mon, Jun 07, 8:30am - 8:55am
St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 939 Hinman Avenue - Courtyard
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Mon, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Wed, Jun 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jun 10, 10:45am - 12:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library

Thu, Jun 10, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Jun 14, 8:30am - 8:55am
St. Luke's Episcopal Church - 939 Hinman Avenue - Courtyard
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Mon, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jun 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom
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Tue, Jun 15, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Tue, Jun 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Tue, Jun 15, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ELL Zoom
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Tue, Jun 15, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom
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Wed, Jun 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Wed, Jun 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Wed, Jun 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom
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