The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago: Special Guest Dr. John Low

Dr. John Low from the Ohio State University will be speaking about this book Imprints: the Potawatomi Indians & the City of Chicago (2016, Michigan State University Press). Dr. Low will examine the ways some Pokagon Potawatomi tribal members have maintained a distinct Native identity in Chicago, their rejection of assimilation and their desire for inclusion without forfeiting their “Indianness.” This event is part of our campus programming to commemorate the Illinois bicentennial.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago: Special Guest Dr. John Low?

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200 Years of Illinois History in 75 Minutes (video)

Honest Abe, Prairie settlement, steel plows, Jane Adams, the blues, urbanization, labor riots, the Black Hawk War, protests, railroads, Barack Obama, and more! Faculty members discuss the history of Illinois to commemorate the Illinois bicentennial and sponsored by the Democracy Commitment.

200 Years of Illinois History in 75 Minutes

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What’s next for Illinois? Special Guest Senator Bill Cunningham

Moraine Valley is honored to host State Senator Bill Cunningham. Cunningham represents several communities in the Moraine Valley District. He has been a Senator for the past 5 years and was previously a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011-2013. Senator Cunningham will talk about his legislative experience in Illinois and some of the opportunities and challenges he envisions for our state in the future such as Illinois budget issues, higher education funding, and the state’s economy. The event is part of our campus programming to commemorate the Illinois bicentennial and sponsored by the Democracy Commitment.

What’s next for Illinois? Special Guest Senator Bill Cunningham

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Conflict, Assassination, & Assimilation on the Prairie: Nauvoo & Bishop Hill in Illinois History #IllinoisProud

The stories of Nauvoo & Bishop Hill both focus on religious settlements that struggled for survival. Both of these colonies flourished and also faced disaster. But, for all of the ways that their stories are similar, their outcomes couldn’t be more different. Learn about Illinois’ prairie life and the challenge of identity and Americanization in the mid-1800s. The event is part of our campus programming to commemorate the Illinois bicentennial.

Conflict, Assassination, & Assimilation on the Prairie: Nauvoo & Bishop Hill in Illinois History

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A BIG Timeline of Illinois History! @Illinois200 #IllinoisProud

This year is Illinois’ 200th birthday and, oh what a history it has been! DuSable, Joseph Smith, Abe Lincoln, the Chicago fire, labor riots, the blues, protests, Barack Obama, and much, much more. Illinois history has impacted national and global events!

You will NOT want to miss this amazing Timeline of Illinois History created by our librarians with the help of the MVCC History Faculty.

Special Illinois Bicentennial Events (podcast)

We are excited to be part of Illinois’ bicentennial celebration. This discussion with Jessica Crotty, MVCC’s Bicentennial Event Planning Committee, outlines the special events coming in the fall semester.

Special Illinois Bicentennial Events

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