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Voyagers: Indigenous People, the Fur Trade & Early Chicago

tue17aug7:00 pmVoyagers: Indigenous People, the Fur Trade & Early ChicagoChautauqua History Alive! 7:00 pm Event Organized ByGreenville ChautauquaPrice:Free with Registration

Event Details

Living Historian Jon F. Rice performs as French Canadian fur trader and voyageur, Francois Le Mai, as he and his friend Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable arrive by canoe to early Chicago. Although nothing more than a little swamp filled with wild garlic and a muddy river running through it, businessman DuSable grasps the importance of that stream: “It’s location, my friend!” Through music, song, and dance, we learn of the Meti-society (Creole culture) of Chicago, and why DuSable, a fur trader of African descent and the “Father of Chicago,” abandoned his dream.

This virtual event is Free and will feature audience Q & A.

Registration required – https://tinyurl.com/yymqcegt

After the event, everyone who has registered will receive an email with a link to the presentation that will be available for two weeks only.

For more info: HistoryComesAlive.org

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(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


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