Loading Events
This event has passed.

Event Overview:

This is the 2nd session in the 4 part Ginanda-nisidotaadimin: Understanding American Indian History Series.

Why did Ojibwe leaders of the Grand Portage, Bois Forte, and Fond du Lac Bands agree to cede lands in northeast Minnesota in exchange for smaller reservations in the Treaty of 1854? To understand this question, we will explore the events leading up to the treaty including Treaty of Prairie du Chien (1825) which designated territorial boundaries for tribes in the upper midwest, the Treaty of La Pointe (1837 and 1842), and the Sandy Lake Tragedy, where hundreds of Wisconsin Ojibwe died as a result of the US governments failed attempt at removal. Using Ojibwe language and other sources, we will explore how Ojibwe leaders understood this treaty and the treaties that preceded it.

Additional sessions – Each session is $20 (attend 1 or attend all 4):


Erik Martin Redix (Misko-anang)

Erik Martin Redix (Misko-anang) is Eagle clan from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Wisconsin. He is the Anishinaabe Language Director at Oshki Ogimaag Community School in Grand Portage. He is the author of The Murder of Joe White: Ojibwe Leadership and Colonialism in Wisconsin (Michigan State University Press, 2014).

Registration Details:

  • Immediately after registering you will receive the Zoom link in an email titled Your CCHE Registration Details, please save this email.
  • To ensure that cost is not a barrier we are offering two scholarship options – choose your level:
    • 50% off scholarship, enter the following code at checkout: scholarship50
    • 100% off scholarship, enter the following code at checkout:  scholarship100

Tickets / Registration

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available


March 16
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Event Categories:


Cook County Higher Education

Share This Page, Choose Your Platform!