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WALKING THE OLD ROAD launch event at Drury Lane Books with Staci Lola Drouillard

When Dec 05, 2019
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Drury Lane Books, 12 Wisconsin St. E, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Walking the Old Road (Staci Lola Drouillard)Staci Lola Drouillard will be at Drury Lane Books on Thursday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m. for the launch of her new book, Walking the Old Road: A People's History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe.


Walking the Old Road revisits a time when generations of Ojibwe ancestors called the lost community of Chippewa City home. Staci Lola Drouillard, whose family once lived in Chippewa City, draws on memories, family history, historical analysis, and testimony passed down through generations to conduct us through the ages of early European contact, government land allotment, family relocation, and assimilation.


"We do this because telling where you are from is just as important as your name. It helps tie us together and gives us a strong and solid place to speak from. It is my hope that the stories of Chippewa City will be heard, shared, and remembered, and that the story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa will continue to grow. By being a part of the living narrative, Bimaadizi Aadizookaan, together we can create a new story about what was, what is, and, ultimately, what will be." —from the Prologue


"Staci Lola Drouillard’s thick descriptions and beautiful photographs offer a rare opportunity to be transported through space and time and connect with Minnesota’s North Shore. History comes alive in Walking the Old Road." —Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

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