Beaded broad leaf arrowhead from an Ojibwe bandolier bag in the Weyerhaeuser Museum's collection.

Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy, Online Event – June 6, 2020

Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy, Online Event Offered by Morrison County Historical Society

Are you interested in tracing your Ojibwe ancestry? Join Ojibwe authors David MacArthur and Mona Marshall in uncovering your Native heritage through “Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy.”

David MacArthur is author of “The Day the Watertower Froze” and “His Name Was David Sam,” two books filled with stories about his time working with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. MacArthur is enrolled in the Minnesota White Earth Ojibwe tribe.

Mona Marshall, whose Ojibwe name is Wemitigoozhikwezens (Little French Girl), is a self-taught artist who writes and illustrates stories about animals. She attributes her love of nature and animals to her Native American heritage and is an enrolled member of the Minnesota White Earth Ojibwe tribe.

MacArthur and Marshall are cousins and have been exploring their family history together. They will share resources they are using to trace their Ojibwe ancestors and discuss the process of determining tribal enrollment.

This online event is offered by the Morrison County Historical Society, which has numerous resources that can be used in tracing Ojibwe families. Some of these will be shared during the event, which will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

“Exploring Ojibwe Genealogy” will be held online via Zoom. It is free to attend, however participants must register by calling 320-632-4007 or sending an email to

Provide your name, phone number, and an email address so that MCHS staff can send a link to the event. Zoom also allows participation via conference call, so those with limited or no internet access can attend by phone.

Registration is limited to 12 people. The deadline to register is June 5.


David’s books are available here: The Day the Watertower Froze & His Name Was David Sam

Mona’s book is available here: Dusty


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