Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation annual meeting on Jan. 27


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 2:27 pm
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Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 27, 2:00 p.m. program followed by a Dinner Buffet at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, Arsenal Island.
Award - winning author Beth Carvey shares about Sauk & Meskwaki Life and her new book.

Did you ever wonder what life was like for the native people who lived here before us? Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818 takes the reader on a month-by-month journey through the seasons and across the forests and prairies of the upper Midwest surrounding the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. Experience the ingenuity and challenges of native peoples who occupied this part of Illinois just prior to Statehood in 1818. Follow the Sauk and Meskwaki through a year of daily life as they hunted, trapped, farmed, mined, and traveled, all in harmony with the changing seasons and the resources on which they relied for their basic way of life.
Reservations are $20.00 per person or $18.00 for a CDHF guide/sutler.
Please reserve your attendance by January 22nd.
Mail check in to the CDHF I PO Box 4603 I Rock Island, IL 61204-4603
Casual dress (no ties). Cash bar available.
Questions? Contact Jessica Waytenick, 309-737-4280 or jwaytenick@rtcnet.net
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