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Waysides Along the Highway: The Archaeology of the Fur Trade Period in the Eastern BWCAW by USDA Forest Service Lee Johnson

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Waysides Along the Highway: The Archaeology of the Fur Trade Period in the Eastern BWCAW by USDA Forest Service Lee Johnson

The presentation will review the history and archaeology of the Fur Trade period (ca. 1680-1860) in the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area, including a detailed look at artifacts, historical records, and oral histories from the Lake Saganaga area.

Lee’s research interests include the archaeology and history of the fur trade period in the western Lake Superior Basin, prehistoric hunter-gatherer economies in the sub-boreal region of North America, and the history and ethnography of the Border Lakes Anishinaabeg.

Lee has received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters of Anthropology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has worked as a biological technician, wildland firefighter, and archaeological technician for the Superior National Forest since 2001, and has served as the Forest Archaeologist since 2012. He has also worked for the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and in a previous life, as a wilderness canoe guide for private and non-profit organizations.

The presentation will review the history and archaeology of the Fur Trade period (ca. 1680-1860) in the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area, including a detailed look at artifacts, historical records, and oral histories from the Lake Saganaga area.

Lee’s research interests include the archaeology and history of the fur trade period in the western Lake Superior Basin, prehistoric hunter-gatherer economies in the sub-boreal region of North America, and the history and ethnography of the Border Lakes Anishinaabeg.

Lee has received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters of Anthropology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has worked as a biological technician, wildland firefighter, and archaeological technician for the Superior National Forest since 2001, and has served as the Forest Archaeologist since 2012. He has also worked for the Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Office, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and in a previous life, as a wilderness canoe guide for private and non-profit organizations.

Organizer

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Phone:
218-388-9915
Email:
info@chikwauk.com
Website:
http://www.chikwauk.com/

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Venue

Seagull Lake Community Center
12059 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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