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John N. Low, PhD “The Power of Place: The Indigenous Peoples of Northeastern Illinois & the Fox River Valley”

Date: November 15, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Description Join Pokagon Potawatomi Indian John N. Low as he discusses the history of the use of a vast network of trails and portages in Northeastern Illinois between two great water systems: the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Indigenous peoples had long settled in villages in what is now northeastern Illinois, prior to contact with Europeans. Northeastern Illinois was one of the best places to portage between two great water systems: the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Native peoples could paddle to the St. Lawrence River or Allegheny River in the east, and on to the Atlantic Ocean or south to the Gulf of Mexico or to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the west. Native Americans understood the importance of this geography and took advantage of this portage system to trade goods for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. Today’s residents of Aurora and surrounding communities also know the richness of the soil and the resources that made the region a very special place to live. In partnership with The Conservation Foundation's Fox River Initiative


Event Location Tapper Recital Hall in the Hill Welcome Center 1315 Prairie St. Aurora, IL 60506
Date/Time Information November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm
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Arts & Ideas 630-844-4924
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