Panel Discussion - "As Sacred to Us" - Blaire Morseau

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Corinne Kasper, Marieka Kaye, Kyle Malott, Oa Sjoblom & Blaire Morseau

Corinne Kasper, Marieka Kaye, Kyle Malott, Oa Sjoblom and Blaire Morseau discuss As Sacred to Us: Simon Pokagon's Birch Bark Stories in Their Contexts.

This event will be held in person at The Seminary Co-op.


About the book: Originally published in 1893 and 1901, Simon Pokagon’s birch bark stories were printed on thinly peeled and elegantly bound birch bark. In this edition, these rare booklets are reprinted with new essays that set the stories in cultural, linguistic, historical, and even geological context. Experts in Native literary traditions, history, Algonquian languages, the Michigan landscape, and materials conservation illuminate the thousands of years of Indigenous knowledge that Pokagon elevated in his stories.

About Corinne Kasper: University of Chicago/ Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

About Marieka Kaye: Director, Preservation Services, Physical Collections, University of Michigan Library

About Kyle Malott: Advanced Language Specialist, Ėthë Bodwéwadmimwat, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

About Oa Sjoblom: National Park Service/Historic Architecture, Conservation, & Engineering Center 

About Blaire Morseau: Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University/ Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637