Act 31 in Wisconsin

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”

Jacob Spaulding’s Funeral

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”