MCKINLEY PARK — The Skidi Pawnee tribe is rare among Native American cultures, in that they believe they descended from the sky and did not come from the Earth.
Cultural astronomer Lee Minnerly will lead a discussion on the tribe's culture and settlement patterns and how they relate to the tribe's star-based cosmology.
The event takes place 11 a.m. Saturday at the McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1915 W. 35th St. The free event is part of Native American Month.
Minnerly is the former archives assistant at Adler Planetarium's Weber Institute for the History of Astronomy. He's currently a teacher of cultural astronomy at the Newberry Library and Harper College.
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