Trent University Library and Archives presents: Donald B. Smith Lecture on George Copway

Posted September 19, 2013
The Trent University Library and Archives is sponsoring an upcoming Lecture by Donald B. Smith speaking on George Copway. (Indigenous writer of the 1800's)

Donald B. Smith's just released, Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Ninetheenth Century Canada, recreates the lives of eight Ojibwe. It is the sequel to his earlier book, Sacred Feathers, a biography of the influential Mississauga chief Peter Jones. His talk at Trent will focus on the extraordinary George Copway of Rice Lake. He became Canada's most successful writer in the United States in the late 1840s and early 1850s, feted and dined by the great and the near great, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, only a few years before he wrote the Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow's well-known poem on the Ojibwe.

Location: Gathering Space, Gzowski College Tuesday, September 24th 7:00 pm.

All are welcome. Please rsvp to ldurst@trentu.ca .

For more information please contact jmillard@trentu.ca