David Steven Faldet will speak on “Decorahs, Winneshieks, and other Northeast Iowa residents of the 1840s” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Decorah Senior Center, 806 River St., Decorah. The presentation is part of the Decorah Genealogy Association’s monthly programming.
Faldet studies the relations between people and place. He is in the fifth generation of his family to live in the basin of the Upper Iowa River, which winds from the flat farm fields of southern Minnesota through the wooded valleys of northeast Iowa to the Mississippi. His fascination for regional history and ecology has resulted in numerous newspaper pieces, as well as the book “Oneota Flow: The Upper Iowa River and its People” (University of Iowa Press, 2009). His novel, “King: A Mystery” (Resource Publications, 2019) is also set in Northeast Iowa. His work as a poet has appeared in numerous journals.
Faldet is a professor for the English and Environmental Studies departments at Luther College.