Phil Bellfy – UP Notable Book Club – Episode 2

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Phil Bellfy (Enrolled Member of the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa) is a professor emeritus of American Indian studies at Michigan State University. He is also the author of Indians and Other Misnomers: A Cross-Reference Dictionary of the People, Persons, and Places of Native North America. You’ll be joined by readers from around the Upper Peninsula in a lively question and answer session with the author. Presented by Winner of the North American Indian Prose Award, Three Fires Unity, the first comprehensive cross-border history of the Anishnaabeg provides an engaging account of four hundred years of their life in the Lake Huron area, showing how they have been affected by European contact and trade. Three Fires Unity examines how shifting European politics and, later, the imposition of the Canada–United States border running through their homeland, affected them and continue to do so today. In looking at the cultural, social, and political aspects of this borderland contact, Phil Bellfy sheds light on how the Anishnaabeg were able to survive and even thrive over the centuries in this intensely contested region

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