Today in the ArtZany Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author Timothy Cochrane to discuss his new work Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais.
Timothy Cochrane worked as a backcountry ranger, historian, anthropologist, and superintendent for the National Park Service in Alaska, Minnesota, and Michigan. He has worked extensively with Native American tribes, most recently with the Grand Portage Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa as superintendent at Grand Portage National Monument. His books include A Good Boat Speaks for Itself (Minnesota, 2002) and Minong—The Good Place: Ojibwe and Isle Royale.
Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts fo the Anishinaabeg
Through the words of long-ago witnesses, Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais recovers the overlooked Anishinaabeg roots and corporate origins of Grand Marais, a history more complex than is often told. It recalls a time in northern Minnesota when men of the American Fur Company and the Anishinaabeg navigated the shifting course of progress, negotiating the new perils and prospects of commerce’s westward drift.
University of Minnesota Press, umn.edu
Drury Lane Books
Grand Marais, MN
Saturday, December 1 at 5:00 p.m. for a reading and signing
Heritage Visitors Center – Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage, MN
Thursday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. for a reading and signing