Native American Heritage Month
America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. History, heritage, or culture of Indigenous people are part of every community across the country. Who were the Native Nations in Wisconsin? What do we know about their histories and cultural traditions? The arrival of Europeans to Wisconsin significantly impacted the Native cultures already living in what we know as the state of Wisconsin. Learn about this topic from the perspective of someone who was born into the Ho Chunk Native American Indian Community.Please join us in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Take the time to learn and educate yourself about a culture of people often misrepresented in our history books.
Native Peoples of Wisconsin
November 19, 10 – 11 am
Tom Jones is coauthor of People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942. is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his work may be found in the National Museum of the American Indian and the Chazen Museum of Art.