Dr. Chuck Cleland is due congratulations on his recent release Faith in Paper: Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian Treaties. A detailed work regarding the cultural interactions between Native American and early Michigan settlers, Cleland explains the development of the treaties between the two and the legal disputes that ensued.
Andrew Dietzel of Central Michigan University says, “Cleland carefully presents the perspectives and motivations of both parties in the treaty-making process. Moreover, he contends that, given the lack of written histories among the Anishnabeg, knowledge of culture proves a useful tool for extrapolating an indigenous point of view otherwise lost in the historical record.”
We know that Dr. Cleland is an archaeologist of repute, especially in the field of Northern Native American studies. We are happy that he and his wife Nancy have chosen to call Norwood “home”.