Richie Brown, Ho Chunk speaker on this subject can be found on You Tube videos that have been posted on the AWS site before. For those of you near Madison, Wisconsin it would be worthwhile to hear this talk.
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Date: February 11, 2013 11:09:38 PM CST
Subject: Native American Heritage Events
Protecting the Effigy Mounds
of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Linda Meadowcroft is presenting a lecture:
"The Ghost Eagles of Wisconsin: Indian Mounds and Other Heritage Sites"
WHAT: PCA's Brown Bag Lunch Series
WHERE: Portage Center for the Arts
301 E. Cook Street, Portage, WI 53901
WHEN: Thursday, February 14 NOON
$5.00 at the door
See you there!
CultureWorks, Inc. is forwarding the following announcement:
From: Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin [mailto:ancientearthworks@...]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 9:42 AM
Subject: AES meeting this saturday
The Ancient Earthworks Society, Inc.
We invite you to join us this Saturday, Feb. 16 from 11:00 to 2:30
Elie’s Family Restaurant 4102 Monona Dr, Madison, WI 53716
"Ho-Chunk Stories with Preston Thompson and Ritchie Brown"
Ritchie Brown is a long-time historian and preservation advocate. He is the 1st Ho-Chunk student to go through the UW system and earn his engineering degree.
Preston is a Ho-Chunk elder, with 37 years in the medicine lodge of the Eagle clan. He is familiar with many Ho-Chunk stories, and it will be a treat to listen to what both men have to offer us.
Wintertime is traditionally a time to gather together and listen to stories of wisdom from those who walk the road ahead of us. Come join our circle as we enjoy lunch and some interesting discussion.
If you are new to some of the traditions of Native Americans, there are a few polite things to consider at this meeting. It is considered very rude to interrupt Native American storytellers. We are not certain what they wish to share with us, story-wise, but oral traditions are passed down by memory. A story or theme is often repeated within itself a number of times to facilitate memorizing it, many of these stories were not written down. Interrupting the storyteller jars them out of the pattern of the story, please be patient and save your questions to the end, when the storyteller asks for them.
We have decided to continue to schedule our monthly meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Our next meeting will be on March 16th, as we welcome Jack Steinbring, renowned for his work with rock art. More details to follow on that meeting, we hope to see you this saturday!