Gerald was born in the Illinois Valley raised in the Ho-Chunk traditional ways. Gerald’s grandparents Chief Walks with the Wind and Princess Stands on a Cloud were very influential in the teaching of Gerald in the native ways.
A local graduate of Hall High School, IVCC, a past LaSalle Elementary school board member, and current Illinois Humanities Road Scholar.
Gerald’s formal native name is Ho-Chunk Ska Ga. He will discuss the reintroduction of his family into the Illinois Valley, tribal customs, history of the tribe, modern natives, naming ceremonies, stereotypes, environmental concerns.
Bring your family and join us for this exciting event on Saturday, 2:00pm July 15 at the Clark Norris Museum, 109 Park Avenue West, Princeton, IL. For more information, give us a call at 815.875.2184. This event is free and open to the public!
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