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Symposium 2001

List of Speakers

Day 1 - Thursday, April 5, 2001
Drury Plaza Hotel, Downtown St. Louis


7:30 a.m. Registration

8:00 - 8:30 - Introduction and Welcome
Gary W. Easton, Superintendent, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
William Schenk, Regional Director, Midwest Regional Office, National Park Service

Overview and Goals of the Symposium - Bob Moore, Historian, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

8:30 - 9:25 - Keynote Speaker

John Mack Faragher, Howard R. Lamar Center for the
Study of Frontiers and Borders, Yale University.

9:25 - 9:35 - Break

Morning Sessions - American Indians in the Mississippi River Valley Before Lewis and
Clark

9:35 - 10:05 - Ancient Cultures of the Middle Mississippi - Bill Iseminger, Archeologist and Director, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, Illinois

10:05 - 10:35 - "Louis Hennepin, Cavelier de la Salle and Intertribal Dynamics in New France, 1678-1681" - Catherine Broué, CELAT, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

10:35 - 11:00 - Discussion

11:00 - 11:15 - Break

11:15 - 11:45 - "When the Osage Indians Were the Gateway to the West:
Missouri's 18th Century Fur Trade as a 'Corpus of Discovery'" - J. Frederick Fausz, University of Missouri - St. Louis

11:45 - 12:15 - "They Get Nothing But Caresses": Resentment of the Osage in the Late Eighteenth-Century Mississippi Valley" - Kathleen DuVal, University of California - Davis

12:15 - 12:35 - Discussion

12:35 - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch and tour of the Museum of Westward Expansion on your own

Afternoon Sessions - African American Life in the Colonial Era Mississippi River Valley

2:00 - 2:30 - "Missouri's First Black Families" - Carl Ekberg, Professor Emeritus, Illinois State University

2:30 - 3:00 - "Esther and Her Sisters - Free Women of Color as Property Owners in Colonial St. Louis, 1765-1803" - Judith Gilbert, Amarillo, Texas

3:00 - 3:30 - "African-American Soldiers in the Spanish Service" - Joseph P. Sánchez, Spanish Colonial Research Center, National Park Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico

3:30 - 4:00 - Discussion

4:00 - 4:10 - Break

4:10 - 5:10 - Walking Tour of the Site of Colonial St. Louis - Bob Moore,
Historian, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

5:10 - Wrap-up and return to hotel.

Day 2 - Friday, April 6, 2001
Missouri Historical Society Museum, Forest Park


(Bus Transportation from the Drury Plaza Hotel and return provided by the NPS). Bus departs promptly at 7:45 a.m.

8:15 a.m. - Welcome

Nicola Longford, Vice President for Community Services, Missouri Historical Society

8:30 - 9:15 - "Setting the Stage - Colonial St. Louis and its Neighbors" (French/Spanish Settlements, Indians and the U.S.)

Jay Gitlin, Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, Yale University

9:15 - 9:30 - Discussion

9:30 - 9:45 - Break

Morning Sessions - Indian People in the Missouri River Valley Before Lewis and Clark

9:45 - 10:15 - An Archeological Overview of the People of the Upper Missouri - W. Raymond Wood, University of Missouri - Columbia

10:15 - 11:00 - Comparisons of Hidatsa Village Life with Colonial St. Louis -Amy Mossett, Fort Berthold Community College, New Town, North Dakota

11:00 - 11:30 - The Fur Trade with the Three Affiliated Tribes, Before Lewis and Clark - Gerard Baker, Superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Trail, National Park Service, Omaha, Nebraska

11:30 - Noon - Discussion

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Tour of the New Museum Exhibits at Missouri Historical Society on your own

Afternoon Sessions - The People of Colonial Louisiana

1:30 - 2:00 - "Colonists and Colonizing in the Illinois Country" - Margaret Brown, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

2:00 - 2:30 - Missionaries and the Mississippi River Valley - Rev. William Barnaby Faherty, Director, Museum of the Western Jesuit Missions, St. Louis

2:30 - 2:45 - Break

2:45 - 3:45 - "A Musical Journey to Colonial Illinois" - Spirited Old World traditional music carried to the Illinois Country by soldiers, traders, voyageurs, and habitants

Dr. Denise Wilson and Michael Lewis, Lafayette, Indiana.

3:45 - 4:00 - Break

4:00 - 4:30 - "Trade, Presents, and Mixed Results: The Spanish Relationship with the Quapaw and Osage Indians at the Arkansas Post, 1762-1804"

Carmen González Lopez-Briones, U.S. Embassy, Madrid, Spain

4:30 - 5:00 - Discussion, Wrap-up

5:00 - 5:30 - Return to hotel by bus; bus leaves MHS at 5:30.


Day 3 - Saturday, April 7, 2001
Field Trip of the Colonial Illinois Country,
including Cahokia and Ste. Genevieve


Meet at the Drury Plaza Hotel at 8 a.m. Bus Transportation Provided by the NPS. Tour Conducted by F. Terry Norris, District Archeologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Return to St. Louis by 5 p.m.

7:30 - 8:00
Begin tour at the Drury Plaza Hotel; bus departs promptly at 8 a.m.
8:00 - 8:20
Drive to Cahokia, Illinois
8:20 - 8:30
Discuss George Rogers Clark and Fort Bowman
8:30 - 8:55
Holy Family Parish Church/Jarrot Mansion tour
8:55 - 9:05
Drive to Cahokia Court House
9:05 - 9:30
Cahokia Court House tour
9:30 - 10:30
Drive to Fort de Chartres
10:30 - 11:00
Fort de Chartres tour
11:00 - 11:25
Drive to the Pierre Menard House
11:25 - 11:50
Pierre Menard House tour
11:50 - 12:20
Eat box lunches at old Fort Kaskaskia
12:20 - 12:45
Drive to Ste. Genevieve
12:45
Arrive at Ste. Genevieve visitors center
1:00 - 4:00
Tour of French colonial structures in Ste. Genevieve
4:00 - 5:00
Board bus and return to St. Louis
5:00
End tour at the Drury Plaza Hotel

Did You Know?

Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...