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Luther College announces "Texts and Issues Lecture Series" speakers

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Community Event

A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."

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Luther College - Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101

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Anna Peterson, assistant professor of history, and David Faldet, professor of English, presents "Education and the Ho-Chunk: Resistance and Resilience"

Peterson and Faldet will explore the intersection of their individual research on the Winneshiek/Ho-Chunk people who resided in northeast Iowa.  Peterson focuses on the Bethany Indian Mission School near Wittenberg, WI. Founded in 1883 by Luther College alumni, it served Native American tribes of Wisconsin, mostly Oneida and Winnebago (Ho-Chunk), as both a mission and a school until 1955.  Faldet looks at the nature of “survivance” in the face of forced removals in the mid-19th century.