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Saturday December 20 2014

November is Native American Heritage Month.
See Native American Heritage Month Programs

The River Region of the lower midwest is a place rich with history. Contrary to popular belief, the River Region was the setting for many of history's most important events. The Cherokee Trail of Tears and the Lewis and Clark expedition went through the heart of the region. Revolutionary and Civil War battles were fought here, among wars with various Native American nations. Young men bravely marched from here to both World Wars. Nor was the region immune to the larger trends from without: The Great Depression and Prohibition affected this region, and local history is rife with family tales of uncles, aunts, parents and grandparents who participated in bootlegging enterprises.

Your History Connector website is dedicated to bringing you closer to the history of our region. We have plenty of links and information posted now to get you started, and in the coming weeks, we will be adding more links, updating our calendar, putting up new original content, and even setting up a place for you to share your experiences of local history. So check back often and enjoy!

Connect to Native American Heritage Month 2006
Click here to see the schedules of community events and WSIU Public Broadcasting programs.

Connect to River Region History
Click Here to begin exploring the rich and varied history of the River Region.

Connect to Your Own History
Click Here to connect with local history and share your stories with other people.

Connect to Indigenous Peoples of the Midwest
Click Here to learn more about the various Native American tribes of the Midwest.

History Connector Partners
Click here to see the great organizations that make this site possible and to learn more about your favorite local history topic.

WSIU's History Connector project is sponsored locally by Online Digital Photo Center.
Funding also provided in part by a grant from the National Center for Outreach and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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