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'Native American History on the Lower Chippewa River' to Be Presented at Historic Round Hill Site

RELEASED: March 27, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to gather at scenic Round Hill near Durand to learn about local Native American history.

UW-Eau Claire's Environmental Adventure Center, in collaboration with other university and community organizations, will present "Native American History on the Lower Chippewa River" from 10-11:30 a.m. April 15 at Round Hill. Driving directions to Round Hill can be found at their Web site.

This historic gathering is designed to provide participants with a wealth of information about Native American history on the lower Chippewa River. Dr. Rick St. Germaine, UW-Eau Claire professor of history and American Indian Studies, and others will provide insights based on ancestry, research and knowledge of the locality. Snacks baked in the brick oven located at Round Hill will be served.

The free event is sponsored by the EAC in support of the UW-Eau Claire American Indian Studies Program, the Round Hill Corporation, Dunn and Pepin County historical societies and the Chippewa Valley Museum, in conjunction with Earth Week 2009.

For more information, contact Dan Langlois at langlodt@uwec.edu or 715-836-3616.

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