26 February 2018 In February I was interviewed by Max Bayer of the UW-Madison “Daily Cardinal” concerning work that we have done in Black River regarding Act 31, legislation passed in the 1989-90 biennium that “mandates” teaching about American Indian history and culture in Wisconsin’s public schools. The law was a response to the violenceContinue reading “Act 31 in Wisconsin”
25 February 2018 As I have been revamping this page and developing this new web-site, I’m planning to offer new postings here. Let me offer this as a starter. The following quote is from Alvin Toffler, futurist and author of Future Shock (1970), among other books. “The secret message communicated to most young people todayContinue reading “New Postings”
My father was a veteran of World War II. He was part of the 12th Air Force and served as a tail-gunner on a B-25, flying 49 missions in the Italian Theater. Before he died in 2013, I asked him to share his thoughts on War for my students. I’m posting it here in hisContinue reading “Thoughts on War”
We were featured in an article in this publication in the fall of 2015. Read the article here.
Perhaps no topic proves as complex for students of history as the story of race relations. We recently completed the 10th edition of the Falls History Project, plunging into a local story that is seemingly unnoticed. Specifically, we explored a tragic moment in Ho-chunk history and the surprising involvement of Jacob Spaulding and other Euro-Americans inContinue reading “Jacob Spaulding’s Funeral”