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History and Literature Take Fall Lecture Stage


The College of Menominee Nation’s Fall Faculty Lecture Series was off to a great start when noted archeologist and scholar Dr. David Overstreet shared a historical overview of research on the Menominee People and recent findings on ancient gardens of the Menominee. Overstreet’s Sept. 10 talk to a capacity audience on the Keshena campus kicked off the fall lecture series. The free, public series is part of the College’s 20th anniversary celebration. (Watch the video.) (Read more in this archived story.)


The lecture series continues at 12 noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9, with a presentation in the library mezzanine classroom by Eric Jurgens of the CMN Humanities faculty. Jurgens will lecture on Mathew Carey, an Irish Catholic immigrant, and William Apess, a mixed-blood Pequot who became a Methodist minister – two distinctly different individuals living in the early 19th Century. Although considered to be “outsiders” in the United States, each used his outsider status and firm belief in economic and social justice to at once critique and to become a part of the larger “American” community. The year’s final lecture will be by Ryan Winn of the Humanities faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Winn’s topic is “Who Is Native Enough to Write Native Literature.”