Fausz to give Lewis and Clark presentation

Thursday, January 23, 2003

J. Frederick Fred Fausz will present "Lewis and Clark and the Missouri Fur Trade" in the Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fausz, who received his doctorate from the College of William and Mary, is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is an ethnohistorian of Euro-Amerindian relations in Colonial history, specializing in intercultural fur trade alliances.

For the past decade, Fausz has done public outreach education for audiences of all ages as a Missouri Humanities Council lecturer.

In addition to a presentation about the importance and history of the fur trade in this area and all of Missouri, Fausz will have a model of a fur trading post on exhibit.

The program is free to the public and will have material suitable for younger and older attendees alike. Sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council, this program is being co-hosted by the Center for Regional History and the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

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