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The University of Montana Department of History has organized the annual Maxine Van de Wetering Women Making History lecture for Women’s History Month. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gallagher Business Building, Room 106.

Cathleen Cahill, an associate professor of history from the University of New Mexico, will discuss “Federal Mothers: What Happened When Women Went to Work in the U.S. Indian Service.”

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After the lecture, Cahill will be available to sign her award-winning book, “Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933.”

The lecture is part of an array of events and exhibits in honor of Women’s History Month and the Montana woman suffrage centennial. For more information, visit cas.umt.edu/wsprog and follow the “Events” link or contact professor Kyle Volk at kyle.volk@umontana.edu.

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