On June 10 at 4:30 pm, Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts will host two writers visiting the county through Write On, Door County. Thomas Pecore Weso and Diane Low will share a reading of their works behind the store in the Mini Bowl amphitheater. If raining, they’ll gather inside the store.
Thomas Pecore Weso, a descendant of Chief Oshkosh, shares his memories of Door County when he and his family worked in the orchards, as well as stories about Chief Oshkosh. He has more Menominee tribal stories from his food memoir Good Seeds, a winner of the national Gourmand Awards.
Denise Low, of Delaware heritage, presents the story of Delaware people, related to the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Wisconsin. In her recent memoir, The Turtle’s Beating Heart, from which she will read, she explains the experience of mixed heritage, what it means to her to be “part-Indian,” in geographies distant from tribal origins. Her story is an American story about everyone who reconciles ethnic heritages. Low is the second Kansas Poet Laureate and an author of 25 books.