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Oct

14

2017

Author Robert Downes

Tribeca GalleryCafé & Books
401 E. Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Contact Person: Allison Nowak
Contact Number: 920-206-2885
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Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2017-10-14 10:00:00 2017-10-14 14:00:00 America/Chicago Author Robert Downes Author Robert Downes will speak on the historical research behind his new novel in his digital slide show, "Life in Native America 400 Years Ago,"    His novel, "Windigo Moon," is set more than 400 years ago on the Upper Great Lakes. It follows the story of a young Ojibwe couple over the course of 31 years as they face the threat of warring tribes, the Little Ice Age of the 1600s and Old World diseases introduced by European explorers.    "I put as much history as I could into 'Windigo Moon,' but ultimately, it's a work of fiction about people banding together during tough times," said Downes.Downes, a resident of Traverse City, Michigan, has had a lifelong interest in Native America. He read or researched some 50 books on Native America in writing the novel. He also visited numerous museums and historical sites and has backpacked extensively in wilderness areas throughout the Great Lakes to get the feel of life in primitive times. Tribeca GalleryCaf√© & Books 401 E. Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Allison Nowak allison@tribecagallerycafe.com

Author Robert Downes will speak on the historical research behind his new novel in his digital slide show, "Life in Native America 400 Years Ago,"

 
 His novel, "Windigo Moon," is set more than 400 years ago on the Upper Great Lakes. It follows the story of a young Ojibwe couple over the course of 31 years as they face the threat of warring tribes, the Little Ice Age of the 1600s and Old World diseases introduced by European explorers.
 
 "I put as much history as I could into 'Windigo Moon,' but ultimately, it's a work of fiction about people banding together during tough times," said Downes.Downes, a resident of Traverse City, Michigan, has had a lifelong interest in Native America. He read or researched some 50 books on Native America in writing the novel. He also visited numerous museums and historical sites and has backpacked extensively in wilderness areas throughout the Great Lakes to get the feel of life in primitive times.