A Confluence of Cultures: U.S.-Native American Relations in the 19th Century

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October 10, 2015
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Public History

The Department of History and Geography at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, will host a conference on October 10, 2015, to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of treaties signed at Portage des Sioux in 1815.

PROGRAM:  The department has arranged a program that includes thirteen papers to be presented in five sessions. Presenters will include faculty members, public historians, and graduate students in a number of academic disciplines. All sessions will be held at the Spellmann Center on the Lindenwood campus. To receive a copy of the complete program, send an email to Dr. Steven P. Gietschier at sgietschier@lindenwood.edu

KEYNOTE:  The conference's keynote speaker will be Professor Stephen Aron, chair of the History Department at UCLA and author of American Confluence: The Missouri Frontier from Borderland to Border State (2006).

REGISTRATION:  The registration fee for the conference is $55 until September 29. Late registration is $65. Graduate students can register for $35 and undergraduates for $10. Registration covers admission to the conference sessions, a morning coffee break, and lunch. All attendees, including those presenting papers, must register.

To register online, direct your web browser to http://www.eventbrite/com/e/confluence-o-culture-conference-tickets-18250155707. Checks made out to Lindenwood University will be accepted on-site on the day of the conference.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  The conference has arranged for a block of rooms at The Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, Two Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303. This hotel is about two miles from the Lindenwood campus. The room rate (single, double, triple, quad) is $109. Call the hotel directly at 636-946-5544 and ask for the "LIndenwood Speakers Bureau Rate."

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:  Lindenwood extends an invitation to members of the local community, especially those who are participating in other events commemorating the 1815 Peace and Friendship Treaties.

The conference gratefully acknowledges support from the Missouri Humanities Counci.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Steven P. Gietschier, Associate Professor of History