Join Staci in a discussion about your reading of Walking the Old Road. She will present some history and color photos from the book, touch upon how the story has impacted our community, answer questions, and facilitate discussion amongst attendees.
Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe revisits a time when generations of Ojibwe ancestors called the lost community of Chippewa City home. Staci Lola Drouillard, whose family once lived in Chippewa City, draws on memories, family history, historical analysis, and testimony passed down through generations to conduct us through the ages of early European contact, government land allotment, family relocation, and assimilation.
Walking the Old Road was a 2020 MN Book Award Finalist, a 2020-21 NE MN Book Award Nominee, and the winner of the Hamlin Garland Prize for Popular History in the Midwest, 2020.
We encourage you to attend the Introduction to Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe on November 12th from 6:30pm-7:30pm where Staci will provide an introduction to the book and reading resources.