Frenchie is on the run. Frenchie is one of the few Indigenous people of North America left and he is being hunted. Civilization has been devastated by war, climate change and disease. All but the Indigenous people have lost their ability to dream and because of that people have been slowly losing their minds. People are desperate to find a cure and have turned to rounding up Indigenous people; testing them, torturing them and collecting their marrow in hope of a cure. Frenchie and his small crew are heading north hoping to escape the recruiters, but with desperate people at every turn death is always lurking around the corner.
Local Art @ EPL is proud to welcome a special traveling exhibit from the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian. Titled “Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples,” the display is based on a 2011 survey in which the Evanston museum asked Native American and Indigenous Canadian peoples to identify the biggest misconceptions about their heritage and culture. Using quotes from Native peoples, photographs, and materials from EPL’s collection, the thought-provoking exhibit works to dispel stereotypes related to mascots, casinos, addition, and treaty rights. You can catch the display on the 2nd floor of EPL’s Main Library through October 31, and make sure to check back with Off the Shelf later in the month for a featured interview with Kathleen McDonald, Executive Director of the Mitchell Museum. Stay tuned!