Voices on Campus

Join us for a talk by Dr. Blaire Morseau about her recently published book, As Sacred to Us: Simon Pokagon’s Birch Bark Stories in their Contexts. Originally published in 1893 and 1901, Simon Pokagon’s birch bark stories were printed on thinkly peeled and elegantly bound birch bark. In this edition, these rare booklets are reprinted with new essays that set the stories in cultural, linguistic, historical, and even geological context. Experts in Native literary traditions, history, Algonquian languages, the Michigan landscape, and materials conservation illuminate the thousands of years of Indigenous knowledge that Pokagon elevated in his stories. A book signing will be included as part of the event and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Lunch will be provided to all who register

Sponsored by: American Indian & Indigenous Studies, Department of Religious Studies, MSU Libraries, MSU Press.


Jan 19, 2024


11:30 am - 1:00 pm






Green Room
MSU Main Library

Location 2

4th Floor

Location 3

MSU Library
Digital Scholarship Lab
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