Huettl's Oregon Trail work featured in Science Café series

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Huettl’s Oregon Trail work featured in Science Café series

Nebraska's Margaret Huettl (right) is one of three experts selected to help Gameloft with an update to the Oregon Trail video game.
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Nebraska's Margaret Huettl (right) was one of three Indigenous historians selected to help with an update to the classic Oregon Trail video game. The team's work focused on eliminating Native American and people of color stereotypes that existed within the game.

Nebraska’s Margaret Huettl will discuss her work helping update the classic version of the Oregon Trail game at the next Science Café, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Happy Raven, 122 N. 11th St.

The talk, “You Can Still Get Dysentery: Reimagining the Oregon Trail,” is free and open to the public. The Science Café series is organized by the University of Nebraska State Museum.

Huettl is an assistant professor of ethnic studies and history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is a scholar of Native American history and the North American West. Her research is focused on Indigenous sovereignty and settler colonialism in a transitional context. Both Huettl’s research and teaching interests focus on Indigenous histories in North America with a special interest in ethnohistorical methods and public history.

Learn more about Huettl and her work on Gamesoft’s Oregon Trail game.

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