Dr. Carol Cornelius will present, “A History of Indigenous Voices: Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Stockbridge, and Brothertown Interactions in the Removal Era” on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Holly History and Genealogy Center (321 S. Main Street, Waupaca).
Cornelius will present a careful account of these nation-to-nation treaties, in large part in the words of the Indigenous leaders who served as the voices and representatives of their nations. Drawing on a rich collection of primary sources, Cornelius walks through how, why, and for whom these treaties were made and how the federal governments failure and unwillingness to acknowledge their legitimacy led to the further loss of Indigenous lands.
Dr. Carol A. Cornelius, Oneida/Stockbridge Munsee and Montauk, Turtle Clan, earned her PhD in cross-cultural curriculum and American Indian history from Cornell University. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she helped build the First Nations Studies undergraduate program, and the College of the Menominee Nation. She is a former area manager for the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department and the author of Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum: A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures.