2018 Workshop: Tribal Cultural Landscapes and Forest Management

Terry Kemper instructing a field tour near St. Croix State Forest spring 2018.

Photo courtesy of Mike Magner

Minnesota's rich cultural history remains visible across many of our landscapes. Historic cultural resources can help us understand how those who came before us lived on the land. Recognizing and protecting cultural resources and the history they reflect is a priority for natural resource management activities. At this field-based workshop, you will walk through forested landscapes, learning how to recognize a number of different cultural features indicating historic or current use by tribal members including burial mounds, a sugarbush, and other features. We'll also review what to do and who to contact when you encounter these important features. Please dress for the weather. 

Date: October 25, 2018 from 8:30am to 4pm
Workshop leaders:  

  • Terry Kemper, Mille Lacs Band Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • Mike Magner, Archeologist, Minnesota DNR
  • Jim Cummings, Consulting Archeologist, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribal Historic Preservation Office
  • David Mather, Archeologist, Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office

Location: Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Interpretive Center, 15066 Kathio State Park Road, Onamia, MN 56359. See this map for directions from park entrance. We will provide transportation to field sites. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: $75 SFEC members, $40 students, $140 others
CEUs: This workshop has been approved for 4.5 CAT1 SAF CFE.
Workshop agenda (PDF)

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115