Presentation: A Peek into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History and Oral Traditions

Title: A Peek into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History and Oral Traditions

Time: 12PM - 1PM

Location: Pick Museum of Anthropology, Cole Hall RM 114

Presenter: Kim Sigafus

Join Illinois Road Scholar Kim Sigafus as she invites people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. An Ojibwa, Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. A traditional recipe hand out will be available, and there will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

This program is part of the Brown Bag/Local Lore program held on the first Thursday of the month. It is co-sponsored in November by the DeKalb County History Center, Ellwood House, and NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology. Funding for the program is through the Illinois Humanities and Road Scholar Program.

Coffee and cookies will be provided. There is no charge for the event.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Pick Museum of Anthropology, Cole Hall, Rm 114
41.9343,-88.7688, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Community Events


Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public




Pick Museum of Anthropology
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Connie left a positive review 11/6/2019

My only complaint was about the fact that you could not bring food it-it was advertised through one website, but not updated on the NIU calendar so people who brought food were made to feel bad or go hungry since the presentation went long.