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Dakota, Ojibwe history profiled in St. Croix Falls

  • February 2, 2013 - 6:24 PM

The second presentation of the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series will focus on the Dakota and Ojibwe history of the St. Croix Valley.

Bruce White, historian, anthropologist and author, will present the National Park Service program at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 N. Hamilton St., St. Croix Falls, Wis.

For hundreds of years, Ojibwe and Dakota people interacted in the St. Croix Valley through trade, intermarriage and warfare. The history 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 sites that bear that common history.

White is the author of "We Are at Home: Pictures of the Ojibwe People" and co-author of "Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota."

His presentation is free and open to the public. He will sign copies of his books after his presentation.

To reserve up to four seats, call 715-483-2274.

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