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Black Hawk's Band

A Native View of Illinois History

2018-11-14 19:00:00 2018-11-14 20:00:00 America/Chicago Black Hawk's Band Fremont Public Library

Wednesday, November 14
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-11-14 19:00:00 2018-11-14 20:00:00 America/Chicago Black Hawk's Band Fremont Public Library

Fremont Public Library

Meeting Room A & B

Imagine sitting around a campfire with Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kiuk-kiuk – Black Hawk – listening to the stories of creation and the legends of his grandfathers.  Storyteller and historian Brian “Fox” Ellis begins the presentation by describing his own family’s connection to the Trail of Tears and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland.  Drawing upon Fox’s deep knowledge of Native American history and admiration for his ancestors’ resilience, this story builds a bridge by which the audience begins a journey into those dark days in American history, incorporating humor as well as insight.

The audience then travels down the path through time to an encounter with Black Hawk’s Band on the eve of a battle of the Black Hawk War.  Most of the content of this presentation is drawn directly from Black Hawk’s Autobiography.  Fox portrays the reporter who transcribed and published Black Hawk’s life story.  Weaving history with folklore to create a tapestry of symbolic language, he draws the audience into the worldview of this respected leader of his people.  The presentation includes traditional chants and drumming songs, as well as opportunities for the audience to participate in a few social dances, celebrate the First Nations of Illinois, and see the world through Native eyes.

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Fremont Public Library

Phone: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

Hours
We're closed Thursday November 22
Mon, Nov 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Nov 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Nov 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Nov 16 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 17 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Nov 18 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein
Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

About the library

The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. To find out if you live in our district, please call 847-566-8702. We honor library cards from any other public library in Illinois as well as a few from southern Wisconsin. The library is located in Mundelein, half a mile north of Rte.176 on Midlothian Road.

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