June 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nature at the Confluence
306 Dickop St
South Beloit, IL 61080
Free, but donations are appreciated
Therese Oldenburg

Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence

A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village 

At the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River there once was a very large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) settlement called Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) or Turtle Village. The Ho-Chunk lived all along Turtle Creek until 1832. “We Once Lived Here: The Ho-Chunk at Ke-Chunk Village” series features a variety of programs held throughout the year at Nature At The Confluence that highlights the culture and heritage of historic and contemporary Native American Indians.  Come learn what we know about Turtle Village and why people called this area home. We’ll start indoors with a visual presentation, and then walk the confluence property to learn more (less than quarter mile).

Presented by Therese Oldenburg, Executive Director, Nature At The Confluence.

  • Free event, but donations appreciated.
  • Program for all ages.
  • Immediately following the program is the dedication ceremony for the “Ke-Chunk Ciporoke” sculpture by Truman Lowe. Learn more about the dedication ceremony here. Elliot Funmaker, a Ho-Chunk singer/drummer will sing an honor song in Truman’s memory, and to honor the Ho-Chunk people who lived at Ke-Chunk Village.

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