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.