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What draws us to a subject?  Where we lose ourselves in time and thought?  When we get lost down a path of knowledge and feel so passionate about it, we think about it all the time?


Following Chief Sauganash was that subject for me.  I lived on his Chicago Reserve and was intrigued with who the man was, what motivated him, what was he passionate about in his life and why did he make the choices he made?


Following him gave me answers to my own life, inspired me to search for the truth and better understand his life, our community and the world we live in. 


Since 1993, I have been following Billy Caldwell and in the process learned about diversity, family, community and love.  


Since then I’ve enjoyed researching and learning about the communities we live in and the people that make them.  Cheers, Susan 


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American Author, Susan L. Kelsey

American Author, Susan L. Kelsey

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Author and historian Susan L. Kelsey writes about Midwest history, Native American journey's and the communities we live in.  

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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

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Curious about local history?  Come join Susan at an upcoming event.  

03/18/2020

Lake Bluff History Museum presentation

7pm

North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL

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03/18/2020

Lake Bluff History Museum presentation

A local presentation on Native American history and the new release of  Billy Caldwell (1780-1841) Chicago and the Great Lakes Trail book. 

7pm

North Shore Distillery, Lake Bluff, IL

01/29/2020

LIVE Podcast: Authors on the Air

6pm

LIVE Podcast

01/29/2020

LIVE Podcast: Authors on the Air

6pm

LIVE Podcast

07/21/19

Book presentation at Northfield Senior Center

All day

TBD

07/21/19

Book presentation at Northfield Senior Center

All day

TBD

01/23/2020

Billy Caldwell Presentation in Council Bluffs, Iowa

6pm - 7pm

Council Bluffs, Iowa

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01/23/2020

Billy Caldwell Presentation in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Book launch and presentation at Preserve Council Bluffs, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Location: Council Bluffs LIbrary.

6pm - 7pm

Council Bluffs, Iowa

01/24/2020

Talk at St. Albert's School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

2:30pm - 3:30pm

St Albert's School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

01/24/2020

Talk at St. Albert's School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

2:30pm - 3:30pm

St Albert's School, Council Bluffs, Iowa

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