History Break: The Hegman Lake Pictographs and Objibwe Cosmology

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Name: History Break: The Hegman Lake Pictographs and Objibwe Cosmology
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Decades ago, while contemplating the pictographs and petroglyphs of the southwest and their relationship with astronomical sites, Carl Gawboy began to see the correlation between the rock paintings of Northern Minnesota and the Ojibwe stories passed on by his father. This rediscovered realization has served as the foundation of Carl’s writings and artwork, and has legitimized the astronomical knowledge possessed by the early Anishinaabe. The Hegman Lake pictographs are some of the first that Carl saw and could match to his father’s stories that made the night sky come alive. This History Break will be live streamed from Carl’s home in Duluth, MN. Carl Gawboy, Bois Fortw Ojibwe (Minnesota) is an artist, author, and retired professor of American Indian Studies and art. Carl’s work focuses on the spirit of everyday life as depicted in rituals such as harvesting, ricing, hunting, canoeing, and storytelling. His work celebrates healthy, peaceful, and sustainable living. Carl has authored or co-authored several books including: Talking Sky: Ojibwe Constellations as a Reflection of Life on the Land, Talking Rocks: Geology and 10,000 years of Native American Tradition in the Lake Superior Region, and Objibwe Sky Star Map-Constellation Guidebook: An Introduction of Ojibwe Star Knowledge.
Location:
Goodhue County History Center 1166 Oak Street Red Wing, MN 55066
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12pm-1pm
Contact Information:
651-388-6024
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