DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 21, 2021) — Many Quad Citians who know of the Black Hawk War of 1832 may assume that the Sauk and Meskwaki people were forced far to the West after the war. While these tribal nations did sustain massive land losses after the war, Native people remained in the area for years, and of these, a significant number--many of them women--pursued land claims as individuals. Join us Thursday, November 4, 6:30PM, at Fairmount St (3000 N. Fairmount St) for “Standing (on) Her Ground: Native American Women and Land Claims in Eastern Iowa” presented by Dr Jane Simonsen of Augustana College. This presentation will look closely at the documentary evidence of land claims which reveal how both white men and Native women negotiated the meanings of land and of Native American identity into the 1840s.

This program is best suited for adults.

Registration is required at: https://bit.ly/dpl-standingonherground.

This program is offered in-person or virtually. Masks are recommended at the library. Please observe social-distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety recommendations. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

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