Furrows Beneath the Forest
Raised Field Agriculture within the Menominee Nation Heartland of Northeast Wisconsin 800-1865 AD
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wisconsin Historical Society (across from the Memorial Union)
Join Dr. William Gustav Gartner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Charles E. Brown chapter of the Wisconsin Archeological Society as Dr. Gartner details Menominee Nation-sponsored studies of ancient agricultural field systems in their ancestral heartland. Sophisticated and diverse methods of soil improvement were used to successfully grow crops for over 1000 years in an area that later Euro-American agents deemed one of the most "illy-adapted" agricultural regions of Wisconsin.