The Marathon County Historical Society presents “American Indians in the Civil War,” another topic in our History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.
In this presentation, Professor Brett Barker will explore the role native peoples played in the Civil War. From battlefield to diplomacy to the long struggle for control of the American West, American Indians appeared in many significant and rarely mentioned aspects of the conflict. Join Professor Barker as he reveals the intriguing intersections between two of his favorite historical topics.
Dr. Brett Barker is professor of history at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, where he has taught since 2002. A member of the Historical Society’s Board of Directors, his teaching interests include the history of the Civil War, American Indians, Wisconsin and the Midwest.
There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.
The Historical Society is grateful to Janke Book Store and to Compass Properties for their sponsorship of the History Speaks series.
Visitors might also enjoy a guided tour of the Yawkey House Museum, or visiting our free exhibit spaces. Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County, shows the hard work that went into creating fields after forests were logged off, and the progress made in breeding, testing, medicine and education that enabled dairying to develop into a viable business option. Rural Electrification: Outlet for Change depicts life before and after electricity made its slow way into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and ‘40s. Our Stories: The History of Marathon County features reminiscences of how people arrived in this area, and how they worked and played in days gone by.
For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750