Join us September 23, 2010 11:30 - 1 pm on a campus walking tour with Aaron Bird Bear. Meet in front of Memorial Union. In the event of rain, look for signs posted at the Union and we'll meet indoors. Join us for a walking tour with Aaron Bird Bear (Mandan, Hidtasa & Dine’ Nations). This walking camps tour will demonstrate how place based learning can enrich teaching and engage students with course content. Join us in hearing and participating in the stories of the parallel developments of the state and university with consideration of the complex outcomes for American Indian people and nations of the Great Lakes. The evolving relationship between Indians and non-Indians can be seen in the development of campus buildings and landmarks over time. 05 minutes - welcome and topic introduction 50 minutes – walking tour and discussion at each of the five stops. Participants will have time to meet one another as we have about a 5 minute walk between each stop. 05 minutes for closing and announcements Planning to bring a group? Please RSVP. Join us in hearing and participating in a narrative sharing of the parallel developments of the state and university with consideration of the complex outcomes for American Indian people and nations of the Great Lakes. The evolving relationship between Indians and non-Indians can be seen in the development of campus buildings and landmarks over time. The tour will also visit Indigenous landmarks created between 700 and 2500 years ago. In interpreting the significance of the landmarks, the tour will provide an overview of American Indian history and federal Indian policy leading us to a greater awareness of modern Indigenous nations and peoples. Continuously inhabited since ice sheets receded 12,000 years ago, DeJope ("Four Lakes" in the Ho-Chunk language) has been the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sauk and Fox, and Potawatomi Nations. The shores of Lake Mendota are now home to the University of Wisconsin – Madison, arguably one of the richest ancient archaeological landscapes of all campuses in the United States. The campus and the city of Madison exist in what was once the epicenter of the effigy mound building culture of the upper Midwest. Of the ~15,000 landscape features created prior to European arrival, close to 4,000 remain, with over thirty ancient Archaeological Sites known on current or former campus property. UW-Madison currently enrolls over 300 American Indian and Alaskan Native students. The Indigenous student body represents over 40 of the 564 American Indian and Alaskan Native Nations in the United States today, including students from the 11 Wisconsin Indian nations.