Bemidji – Treaties, Strategies, and Traditionalism

American Indian Resource Center, Bemidji State University 1630 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN

Comparing Native and White perspectives on treaty signing throws into sharp relief the divergent understandings, cultural differences, and foreclosed opportunities that characterized these encounters. This talk foregrounds Indigenous perspectives, specifically those of the Anishinabeg of Minnesota and Quebec, on treaty signing, economic activities, and the seasonal round.