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American Indians in Civil War featured in next History Speaks event

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WAUSAU — The Marathon County Historical Society will present “American Indians in the Civil War,” another topic in its History Speaks series, at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau.

In this presentation, Professor Brett Barker will explore the role native people played in the Civil War. From battlefield to diplomacy to the long struggle for control of the American West, American Indians appeared in many significant and rarely mentioned aspects of the conflict.

Barker is professor of history at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, where he has taught since 2002. A member of the Historical Society’s board of directors, his teaching interests include the history of the Civil War, American Indians, Wisconsin and the Midwest.

There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.

For more information, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.

Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.

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