Back to Full Program

Week 13: Notes from the Ethnic Cleansing Zone - The Wisconsin Idea, Imperialist Nostalgia & the Remaking of a Shared Future

  • Date: November 29, 2016
  • By: Aaron Bird Bear

Assigned readings for this lecture:  Natives, Newspapers, and "Fighting Bob":  Wisconsin Chippewa in the "Unprogressive" Era by Patty Loew, from Journalism History; Winter 1997/1998: 23,4

"Real" Indian Songs:  The Society of American Indians and the Use of Native American Culture as a Means of Reform by Michelle Wick Patterson, from American Indian Quarterly, Winter 2002; 26,1


Aaron Bird Bear is the second American Indian Curriculum Services coordinator supporting the School of Education's integration of American Indian Studies content into teacher education programs. Bird Bear (Mandan, Hidatsa, & Dine' Nations) received his Educational Leadership Policy & Analysis masters degree from UW-Madison and previously coordinated American Indian Student Academic Services, a unit supporting Native American students at UW-Madison.