Book launch of “A History in Indigenous Voices” with Dr. Carol A. Cornelius

Join us for a book launch and author signing with Dr. Carol A. Cornelius on Oct. 17th from 3:30-5 PM in the Breakthrough Studio (Cofrin Library 3rd Floor) and on Zoom. Dr. Cornelius recently published “A History in Indigenous Voices: Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Stockbridge, and Brothertown Interactions in the Removal Area” with Wisconsin Historical Society Press in 2023. This event is co-sponsored with the Center for First Nations Education, the Student Engagement Center, and the UW-Green Bay Libraries. Dr. Cornelius will provide a short presentation from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and then sign books from 4:30-5 p.m. Come for some or stay for all! This event is free and open to the public. Visitors may park in any of the parking lots around campus, though the closest one to the Library is the Weidner Center lot; you can enter the Library from the Circle Entrance (features power-assist doors) to walk through the tunnels or you have the option to walk up the slight hill to the Plaza entrance (2nd floor).

Dr. Carol A. Cornelius, Oneida/Stockbridge Munsee and Montauk, Turtle Clan, earned her PhD in cross-cultural curriculum and American Indian history from Cornell University. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she helped build the First Nations Studies undergraduate program, and the College of the Menominee Nation. She is a former area manager for the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department and the author of “Iroquois Corn in a Culture-Based Curriculum: A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures.”

About “A History in Indigenous Voices” : “Treaties made in the 1800s between the United States and the Indigenous nations of what is now Wisconsin had profound influence on the regions cultural and political landscape. Yet few people realize that in the early part of the century, the Menominee and Ho-Chunk Nations of Wisconsin signed land treaties with several Indigenous nations from New York State. In this groundbreaking book, Carol Cornelius has compiled a careful account of these nation-to-nation treaties, in large part in the words of the Indigenous leaders who served as the voices and representatives of their nations. Drawing on a rich collection of primary sources, Cornelius walks readers through how, why, and for whom these treaties were made and how the federal government’s failure and unwillingness to acknowledge their legitimacy led to the further loss of Indigenous lands. The living documents transcribed here testify to the complexity and sovereignty of Indigenous governance then and now, making this volume a vital resource for historians and an accessible introduction to Indigenous treatymaking in Wisconsin.” – courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Event Accessibility: If there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kate Farley ( with any suggestions, questions, or concerns.

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