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New Stuff Tuesday – July 5, 2016

The Bingo Queens of Oneida How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming in Wisconsin By Mike Hoeft E99.O45 H78 2014 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Ever wonder how Native American communities and casinos came together in Wisconsin? This book shares the story … Continue reading

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Tennis, anyone?

Did you know? On July 6th in 1957, Althea Gibson became the first African American Wimbledon champion when she won the women’s singles title. Later that year she won the U.S. Open as well. You can learn more from the … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – May 31, 2016

Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America by Tamara Draut HD8072.5 .D73 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Tamara Draut’s latest work outlines the evolution of working class Americans over the past 50 years. While the core of … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Historical Atlases

Here’s some fun for history and map buffs: American Panorama: An atlas of United States history, is an ongoing project at the University of Richmond that currently offers maps of The forced migration of enslaved people, 1810-1860 The overland trails, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday — May 17, 2016

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Frank Trentmann HC79.C6 T74 2016 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Perhaps you just packed up all your things and moved out of a … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: National Jukebox

Have some fun this weekend with this “oldie” online resource, in existence since 2011: The National Jukebox is a project of the Library of Congress that streams historical commercial sound recordings. It includes “more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued … Continue reading

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Evolution of Tribal Sovereignty

Dennis Puzz, Staff Attorney in the Legal Department of the Forest County Potawatomi Community since 2012, will talk about “The Evolution of Tribal Sovereignty” on Tues., Feb. 9, 2016 from 3:30-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the Native Pride … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 12, 2016

Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine by Andrew Scull RC438 .S39483 2015 New Arrivals, 2nd floor Andrew Scull, a sociologist and historian of medicine, covers over 2,000 … Continue reading

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Wounded Knee massacre, 1890

It was 125 years ago, on December 29, 1890, that U.S. Army soldiers killed numerous Lakota Native Americans, including many women and children, near the Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. This is sometimes referred to as the last major … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 1, 2015

Zombies: A Cultural History by Roger Luckhurst GR581 .L83 2015 New Arrivals, 2nd floor This time of year some of you may be binge-watching zombie shows on Netflix to relieve stress. Add some scholarly analysis to your love of zombie … Continue reading

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