Tribal Elder to speak at Cal U – Public welcome!

Dr. Barbara Alice Mann, an associate professor at the Jesup Scott Honors College at the University of Toledo, will share her understanding of the vibrant Iroquois society at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in Eberly Hall, Room 110.

The free presentation, “Modern Iroquois Culture,” celebrates Native American Heritage Month. The public may attend.

Mann is recognized as an elder of the Ohio Bear Clan, Seneca (Iroquois), a Native American group with ancestral ties to the southern shores of Lake Erie. She lives in her homeland and works to promote the rights and history of those “indigenous to and resident in the Land of the Three Miamis (Ohio).”

Mann has written a number of scholarly books in the field of Native American studies. Her newest work, Spirits of Place: Native North American Spirituality, is scheduled for publication next year. She has published nine other books, including The Tainted Gift, on the deliberate spread of disease to indigenous Americans.

In addition, Mann is working with an international team of scholars to examine historical massacres around the world between 1780 and 1820.

The free presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the LaDonna Harris Native American Studies Institute at Cal U. For more information, contact Dr. Clarissa Confer at

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