The Fox Wars: Conflict in the Middle Ground– November 11, 2023

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During the heyday of the French at Fort Detroit, a devastating war was sparked there against the nearby Fox (Meskwaki) Tribe. This horrifying conflict would spread throughout the Midwest with catastrophic consequences for everyone in the Old Northwest.

The speaker will be Logan Knight of the Allen county Public Library.

Logan Knight hails from Henderson, Kentucky. He graduated from Hanover College in 2010 before going on to pursue his Master’s Degree in History at Indiana State University. This was followed by an internship at the Kentucky Historical Society as well as working at the National Museum of Transportation and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation as a tour guide. Logan went on to serve as a Special Collections Librarian for more than six years at the Vigo County Public Library and received his MLS from IUPUI in the summer of 2021. While earning these degrees and working with people from all over the state, Logan discovered a real excitement for the fascinating complexities of Indiana history, particularly the early history of the state. Due to his background in history and genealogy, his interests and specialties lie in American, Indiana and Midwestern History. Logan has a passion for entwining history and genealogy to provide context to both individual and family stories. Genealogy is far more than just lines on a sheet. By using his knowledge of history, Logan hopes to make family stories come alive with historical context.

The in-person meeting will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (5500 N Adams Rd, Troy) at 11:00 a.m. There will be 30 minutes of check-in and social time at 10:30 a.m before the program begins.

The program will be presented via Zoom from ACPL and broadcast to all online and in-person.

This is our joint program with the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research (DSGR).

A registration link will be send to members who cannot attend in person in advance. In-person attendance is encouraged.  Public registration will be allowed prior to the event if space is available.

Please register and select “in-person” if you will join us at the church. Your response will help us set up the room appropriately.

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