A Crossroads of Nations: Treaties explored at free event Nov. 5

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A Crossroads of Nations: Treaties explored at free event Nov. 5

What happens when nations intersect? What is a treaty? A Crossroads of Nations explores historic and contemporary impacts of the St. Mary’s treaties of 1818 between Native nations of the Great Lakes and the U.S. government.

The Indiana Historical Society is partnering with the Eiteljorg Museum to present the event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, as part of the Spirit and Place Festival. A Crossroads of Nations is free and open to the public. Speakers include:

• Dr. Andrew Olson, writer and historian

• Dr. Scott Shoemaker (Miami of Oklahoma), the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture

• Diane Hunter (Miami of Oklahoma), historic preservation officer of her tribe

• Dr. John N. Low (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi), comparative studies professor, The Ohio State University

• Dr. Brice Obermeyer, director of the Delaware Tribe Historic Preservation Office

Speakers will discuss how the treaties impact Native peoples and their continuing relevance today. Register at http://bit.ly/2uHWlgw.

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This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Storyteller magazine.