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Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:11 am

A Slightly Misremembered Past

 

Many of us are under an illusion about our prairie state’s past – bison roaming a prairieland fresh from a cleansing glacial scour, the arrival of Native Americans who centered their life around the wondering herds until Euro-Americans arrived and extirpated both bison and Indians, while destroying the prairie. But is this accurate? Bring your lunch and join Joe Wheeler, a prairie archaeologist and tribal liaison with the USDA Forest Service’s Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, as he discusses what the data and archaeology say about this narrative of the prairie, people and bison on the Northeast prairie peninsula. Part of the museum’s Brown Bag Lecture series. Free.

Illinois State Museum
Research & Collections Center
Aug 21, 12-1pm Wed
1011 E. Ash St.
217-558-6696

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