Special Collections After Hours: Birch Bark and the Writings of Simon Pokagon

Image of a Native American man printed in black ink on a page from Simon Pokagon's birch bark booklet, The Red Man's Rebuke.

Red Man's Rebuke, 1893

Join the Special Collections Research Center on March 9, at 4:00pm, for the third of our Winter 2021 After Hours events: "Birch Bark and the Writings of Simon Pokagon." 

Simon Pokagon (1830-1899) was a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, an author, and a Native American advocate. Marieka Kaye, head of conservation and book repair, will share our small collection of Simon Pokagon’s pamphlets printed on birch bark, as well as other examples of printed birch bark from the 19th century. She will also discuss the significance of the use of birch bark, how birch bark was harvested and processed for this type of use, and the historical context in which Pokagon’s birch bark pamphlets were created.

Please register for the After Hours event through this form: After Hours Registration. We'll send you an email, with details for joining the Zoom meeting, approximately 24 hours in advance of the event.