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Native American Heritage Month kicks off with a talk by Matthew Robinson. The talk is Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 2310 Student Center. This talk will cover the Creek War of 1813-1814. It will look at how divisions among the Creek Indians escalated from a civil war to a war that placed one faction of the Creek Indians against the United States and their Indian allies. It will look at how the war ultimately affected the entire Creek Nation and the area that was once known as Creek territory.

Keith Hebert will give a talk entitled “Interpretation of Native Americans at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park” Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 2222/2223 Student Center. Refreshments will be served. 

Hilary Wyss will give a talk entitled “Dewi Brown: One 19th Century Cherokee Activist in the Pre-Removal South” Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 2222 Student Center. This talk centers on the life and writing of a young Cherokee man, Dewi Brown, who became an important advocate for Cherokee political and cultural identity in the pre-removal Cherokee Nation. Although he died in 1829 in his mid-twenties, Brown left a body of writing through which he stands out as an important voice for his people.