Bob Birmingham has been at it again!

October 26, 2015

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Dr. Bob Birmingham (Senior Lecturer of Anthropolgy at UW-Waukesha) has been at it again: he has published another book. This one – Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin – tells the story of the Prairie Potawatomi village of Tah-qua-kik (Skunk Hill), established in Wood County in 1905. The book, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society, looks to be a great resource with its focus on the Drum Dance ceremonial as an act of cultural revitalization and resistance, and wonderful accompanying photos and illustrations. Here’s a link to the book: http://shop.wisconsinhistory.org/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1793&idcategory=0

Dr. Birmingham's previous publications include:

Life, Death, and Archaeology at Fort Blue Mounds: A Settlers' Fortification of the Black Hawk WarMadison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012

The Location and Description of a French Fort on Madeline Island in Lake Superior., The Wisconsin Archeologist. v. 90 nos. 1 & 2, pp. 225-234.

"Aztalan: Mysteries of an Ancient Indian Town" Wisconsin Magazine of History 89(3) Spring 2006, p.50-53

"The Snow Shoe Priest" on Madeline Island: Archaeology at Frederick Baraga's Indian Mission. The Wisconsin Magazine of History. v. 94 no. 2, pp. 2-13. 

Spirits of Earth: The Effigy Mound Landscape of Madison and the Four Lakes. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010