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Anton Treuer: Native Americans and Logging the Northwoods: An Indigenous History

Anton Treuer: Native Americans and Logging the Northwoods: An Indigenous History Online

Join celebrated author Anton Treuer for a discussion about the Indigenous experience with logging, treaties, and colonial expansion in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He'll delve into the politics, economics, ecology, and culture of America's first capitalist enterprise in the area and how tribes and tribal people adapted to changes in the land, economy, and demography. Anton Treuer is author of twenty books, including The Assassination of Hole in the Day and Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe which explore this topic.

While you wait, view a recording of his talk with us last year as part of the NEA Big Read on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask. You can also explore books he has written that are available at Stillwater Public Library and Washington County Library.

This event is part of We Are Water MN, a traveling exhibit and community engagement initiative that explores the science, history, story, culture, and relationships of water in Minnesota, and, in this case, the lower St. Croix River Valley. The exhibit will be on view at Stillwater Public Library from October 12 through December 3, 2023. We Are Water MN is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Board of Water and Soil Resources; the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources; the Minnesota Historical Society; and the University of Minnesota Extension. We Are Water MN is funded in part with money from the Clean Water, Land, & Legacy Fund and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stillwater Public Library
  Books, Authors, and Writing  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Anton Treuer

Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of many books. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the nation and the world. 

Presentation Expertise

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Cultural Competence & Equity

Strategies for Addressing the "Achievement" Gap

Tribal Sovereignty & History

Ojibwe Language & Culture


B.A. Princeton University

M.A. & Ph.D. University of Minnesota

40+ prestigious awards & fellowships, including:

     •American Philosophical Society

     •National Endowment for the Humanities

     •National Science Foundation

     •Bush Foundation

     •John Simon Guggenheim Foundation