Voices on Campus: Dr. Blaire Morseau

Join us for a talk by Dr. Blaire Morseau about her recently published book, As Sacred to Us: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Stories in their Contexts. Originally published in 1893 and 1901, Simon Pokagon’s birch bark stories were printed on thinly peeled and elegantly bound birch bark. In this edition, these rare booklets are reprinted with new essays that set the stories in cultural, linguistic, historical, and even geological contexts. Experts in Native literary traditions, history, Algonquian languages, the Michigan landscape, and materials conservation illuminate the thousands of years of indigenous knowledge that Pokagon elevated in his stories. Lunch will be provided, and a book signing will be included as part of the event. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

Please register at http://bit.ly/voices-on-campus

Sponsored by the MSU American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, MSU Press, and MSU Libraries

Date: Friday, January 1 9, 2024

Time:11:30am – 1:00 pm

Time Zone: Eastern Time – US & Canada

Location: Green Room (Main Library, 4 West)Categories:  Michigan Writers Series