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September 4
1 - 3pm

Afternoon Lecture: Treaties, Expansion, and the NW Territory from the Indigenous Perspective

Event Details

Schedule: Refreshments at 1:00 pm, lecture at 1:15 pm.

Join Locust Grove Program Director Raina Melvin (Comanche) for a captivating lecture that sheds light on the Indigenous perspective during the era of treaties and territorial expansion in the Northwest Territory. Discover the significant impact these historical events had on Native communities, their reactions, and the enduring legacy of their resistance and resilience. This presentation offers a unique opportunity to understand history through the voices of those who lived it. Engage in meaningful discussions and broaden your perspective on our shared past. Don’t miss this chance to gain deeper insights into history.





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About the Speaker

Raina Melvin, the Program Director at Historic Locust Grove, is a citizen of the Comanche Nation, descendent of the Penateka and Yamparika bands. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, Classical Humanities, and History at the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from University College Cork. Her expertise lies in developing inclusive museum programming that engages diverse communities and fosters teen participation in museum activities. She is passionate about integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into museum education and programming. She is a Civics Season Advisory Committee member through Made By Us, a national, nonpartisan organization promoting Generation Z civic engagement and involvement.