Mitchell Museum to Host “City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago 1893 – 1934” Book Discussion & Signing

City IndianEVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Dr. David Beck will be at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian to discuss and sign copies of “City Indian: Native American Activism in Chicago, 1893-1934” on Thursday, May 21, 6 – 8 pm.

“City Indian” deals with the history of the American Indian men and women who migrated to Chicago in the late 1800s and early 1900s, developed new associations and organizations to help each other, and ultimately created a new place to call home in a modern American city. Readers explore how these Chicagoans voiced their opinions about political, social, educational, and racial issues and struggled to reshape nostalgic perceptions of American Indians.

Dr. David R. M. Beck is a professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana.  He is the author of several books, including Seeking Recognition and The Struggle for Self-Determination: Menominee Indian History since 1854.

Program admission is $10 members/$12 non-members; separate from museum admission. “City Indian” is available for purchase in the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian gift shop.

“City Indian” was co-written by Dr. Beck and Rosalyn LaPier.

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