'Native Americans in Iowa' program planned

The Dover Museum in New London will present an informal presentation by Julie Martineau at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

Martineau’s presentation will be “Native Americans in Iowa,” and the fact that they are still present today.

“I hope to show that we are not stereotypes or tropes, but rather that we are over 600 culturally and linguistically distinct indigenous peoples who have managed to not only survive, but thrive despite over 500 years of colonization,” said Martineau.

Martineau is of Native descent and is the administrative assistant at the Des Moines County Historical Society. She resides in Mediapolis.

The program is free.

Refreshments will follow.