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Story in Stone - The 13,000 Year History of Indians in Jackson County

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Story in Stone - The 13,000 Year History of Indians in Jackson County
Story in Stone - The 13,000 Year History of Indians in Jackson County

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jackson, 244 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49201, USA

About the event

At this free public event, Dan Wymer will present an overview of Jackson County's original inhabitants from the close of the Ice Age to the fur trading era and arrival of American settlers. The tools and weapons they used, foods they ate, house structures they lived in, social organization and spiritual beliefs will all be discussed. Stone artifacts that were found at archaeological sites in Jackson County will be on display. This presentation is designed to give us a clearer picture of the Jackson County's original inhabitants, address some common misconceptions about them, and spur our curiosity to learn more.

Most importantly, Dan's presentation will encourage us to view local history differently, in his words " Our history begins with arrival of the first people, not arrival of the first white people. In some ways their culture was superior to modern-day culture. Their society functioned smoothly without governments, police, courts, jails, or taxes. They did not permanently deplete natural resources, disrupt ecological systems, or adversely impact global climate.

The presentation will take place downstairs auditorium of the Carnegie branch, Jackson District Library. The talk is free and open to the public.

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