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"True tales" of Don Luis" adventures explained at Feb. 16 talk

February 3rd, 2011

The UI Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will welcome Camilla Townsend to the UI Wednesday, Feb. 16, for a talk, “Alias ‘Don Luis,’” at 4 p.m. in Room 302 of Schaeffer Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Townsend will discuss the “true tales” of the adventures of the 16th century Algonkian who traveled the seas and saw three continents and why, Townsend explained, he came home “boiling mad.”

Townsend is Professor of History at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Her work on the relations between indigenous people and Europeans in the Americas has spanned Mexico, the Andes and the Chesapeake.

This talk is sponsored by LASP, UI International Programs and the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, visit or contact Catherine Komisaruk at or 319-335-2299.