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Lead, Sugar, Furs, and Women: Why the 19th Century Upper Mississippi Region Matters (Zoom)

January 31 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


In the Upper Mississippi Valley, Native Americans and immigrants worked together, married, and fought during the early 19th century.  Native women were central to the important fur trading, lead mining, and maple sugaring activities of the region.  In addition, women were important mediators between different groups, using charity, hospitality, health care, and as translators and interpreters to encourage peaceful relations. This webinar will look at these important intersections – and explain why these fascinating relationships matter today.

Tuesday, January 31, 7-8 p.m. CT. The zoom link will be sent vial email on the morning of the program.

$10/person. Registration ends Monday, January 30.

Presenter: Dr. Lucy Eldersveld Murphy recently retired as a Professor of History from The Ohio State University.  Her research focuses on intercultural, interracial, and gender relations on Midwestern American borderlands.  She is the author and editor of 5 books, including A Gathering of Rivers: Indians, Métis, and Mining in the Western Great Lakes, 1737 – 1832,  and Great Lakes Creoles: A French-Indian Community on the Northern Borderlands, Prairie du Chien, 1750 – 1860. Dr. Murphy also helped to create Ohio State’s American Indian Studies Program and the Ohio State Newark Earthworks Center.


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January 31
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eric Anglada

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824