Past Event

Colonial Illinois: European and Indigenous Encounters on the Prairies and Woodlands

A Road Scholar Program by Scott Stevens

This presentation provides an overview of the diverse types of encounters that occurred in the early colonial period of Illinois history. Scott Stevens examines the various Native communities that called the Illinois country "home" and the peoples of European and African descent who interacted with them on many levels: fur traders, missionaries, soldiers, and settlers. Stevens explores the place of Native Americans in this important era in the history of Illinois.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kim Zumwalt, Director, 815.432.4544.