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Brown Bag History to feature Anthropologist
June 16 @ June 16, 2022 12:00 pm - June 16, 2022 2:00 pm
Brown Bag History returns to the Historic Depot on Thursday, June 16.
Sean Dunham, the heritage program manager at the Chippewa National Forest, will present Learning from the Trees: fire history and cultural burning on Star Island.
The Chippewa National Forest is currently engaged in a collaborative partnership with the Leech Lake Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Leech Lake Tribal College, and the University of Minnesota.
The most complete part of the project, which is exploring fire history across the Leech Lake Reservation and the National Forest, is on Star Island.
Star Island, or Windigoominis, has tree ring chronology that extends back to the 1670s.
The data suggests that the forest on Star Island, and other parts of the National Forest, were created and maintained over time by the Ojibwe people.
Brown Bag History is a free program, but registration is required due to space limitations. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Learn more about the research on Star Island’s fire history here.