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Presented By: William L. Clements Library

The Clements Bookworm: Exploring Simon Pokagon's Birch Bark Books: A Conversation with Blaire Morseau and Fritz Swanson

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The Clements Bookworm
Dr. Blaire Morseau, a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University will discuss her edited collection titled, As Sacred to Us: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Stories in their Contexts. Originally published in 1893 and 1901, Simon Pokagon’s essays were printed on thinly peeled and elegantly bound birch bark.

Director of the Wolverine Press, Fritz Swanson, who is a writer, teacher, and printmaker will provide insights on the mechanical and material aspects inherent in the printing process of Pokagon's birch bark books.
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The Clements Bookworm

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November 17, 2023 (Friday) 10:00am

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