LGHS Explores Local, Indigenous History

Carol Ash of Kick Ash Products will interview local resident Lee Telfer on July 12, 11 am – 12 pm, during the third installment of the “Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?” series – a joint effort between the Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) and Kick Ash Products to bring living oral histories to the community. The free event will be held at Kick Ash Coffee, 12001 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay.

Then join LGHS archivist Karen Board Moran and special guest David Lea of the Gibraltar Historical Association on July 17, 7 pm, for “First People of Northern Door: Potawatomi Families of Liberty Grove.” A brief membership meeting will precede this free program on the LGHS grounds, 11831 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay.

Lea is currently writing The Search for Chief Simon, a book about Chief Simon Onanguisse Kahquados, the last hereditary descendant in a long line of Potawatomi chiefs buried in Peninsula State Park.

Moran is also seeking information about Moon Beam, who, according to the 1875 Wisconsin census, lived with the families of “Indian Joe” and “Indian Ben” along the Mink River.