Dave Roselien of Decorah will speak on "The American Bison: Its History, Survival and Sustainment."
Dave will trace the prehistoric migrations of bison from North Asia to North American, the role of bison in the lives of the Native American tribes, the near successful 19th Century campaign to destroy them, and their contemporary comeback throughout the West and Midwest.
Dave is a retired veterinarian expert who worked with the US Park Service on the brucellosis problem in the buffalo and elk herds in Yellowstone National Park.
Duane Fenstermann, retired Luther College Professor and Library Archivist Emeritus, will speak May 22, 2019, at the German Historical Museum, in Saint Lucas, Iowa at 10:00 a.m. His presentation will focus on two early Montana photographers, one of whom came from Winneshiek County, Iowa. The presentation is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Workshop on Preserving and Celebrating Cultural Heritages and Identities in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
St. Lucas residents were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday, June 20th with the large stream of cars poured into this small town for the workshop. Over 175 persons from far and wide came to participate in this all-day workshop. Even in late afternoon 55 history minded persons partook in the field trip to 4 historic Winnebago (now the Ho-Chunk Nation) Subagency sites near the Turkey River just Northeast of St. Lucas.