June 2013 Dinner Meeting

  • 06/19/2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Paul Durica

“Simon Pokagon and His Birch Bark Book”

Simon Pokagon, a Potowatomi author and Native American advocate, was a featured speaker at the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition, where he also sold booklets - printed on birch bark - call The Red Man's Rebuke (later retitlerd The Red Man's Greeting), which reproached the fair's organizer's for ignoring the original inhabitants of the region while celebrating the "progress" of the non-native residents of Chicago.  Paul Durica will discuss Pokagon and his birch bark book.

Paul Durica has a new newly minted PhD in English from the University of Chicago and is the founder of Pocket Guide to Hell which offers tours and reenactments in Chicago.

Union League, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago. Timing: spirits at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, program at 7:30.


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Chicago, IL  60610

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