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  • 02/16/2013

    Location: St. Croix River Visitor Center | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Julie Galonska Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 715-483-2270

The Dakota and Ojibwe History of the St. Croix Valley

"For hundred years Ojibwe and Dakota people have interacted in the St. Croix Valley, through trade, intermarriage, and warfare. The rich record of this interaction is found in the earliest written records of the French and in the oral traditions of both tribes. Places like the Sunrise River, St. Croix Falls, and Catfish Bar, on Lake St. Croix near Afton, are among the many sites which bear the marks of that common history.

Bruce White is a historian and anthropologist, the author of "We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People," and co-author of "Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota. He spent many years of his childhood in the Wild River Park area of Chisago County, which began his interest in this rich region of Minnesota and Wisconsin.ruce White, co-author of Mni Sota Makoce:Land of the Dakota and
author of We Are At Home:Pictures of the Ojibwe People

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.

 Reservations for each speaker will be accepted beginning one month prior to the presentation.

The 2013 Riverway Speaker Series is supported by the St. Croix River Fund. For information on the River Fund, visit http://stcroixriverassociation.org/ways-to-give/river-fund/.