A Road Scholar Program by Scott Stevens
This lecture and PowerPoint presentation addresses the too-little-known history of early Native American presence in the Chicago region at the city’s founding. Scott Stevens examines Indian land sessions and removal and considers the continued presence of an urban Indian population throughout the 19th century up to the present. Learn about Native American leaders and reformers such as Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Simon Pokagon, and the later America Indian civil rights movement in Chicago.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Colleen McElroy, 708.448.7080 ext 107.