“The Reality of Origin Stories” Mark Bruhy and Katie Egan-Bruhy

In a film created to celebrate the National Historic Preservation Act, a Menominee elder shares his tribe’s origin story complimented by the archaeological realization of the tribe’s world view.

Mark Bruhy and Katie Egan-Bruhy, archaeologists, have committed their careers to furthering our understanding of pre- and post-contact populations in Wisconsin and the Midwest. In this service, they share a film they assisted in developing that was recently awarded a Bronze Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival. The film explores the archaeological evidence of tribal origin stories.