VIRTUAL TALK: Points, Pots, Pipes, and Powwows

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Zoom

Native people have lived on the land that eventually became Missouri for at least 12,000 years and continue to call Missouri home today. Historian Greg Olson will talk about the centuries of Indigenous presence in the state. He will discuss the inventiveness and adaptability that have enabled Missouri's Indigenous population to change and evolve in the face of extreme challenges they encountered. Olson will show how this resilience allowed Indigenous people and their traditions to survive in Missouri in the 21st century.

Olson's lates book, Indigenous Missourians: Ancient Societies to the Present, published by University of Missouri Press, is available in the Richard Bookstore inside the Center for Missouri Studies and online: