Gerald Savage, HoChunk Native American

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For our Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, this scholar is fully booked through 2024. 
However, you may book them outside of any Illinois Humanities affiliation using the contact information in the “Booking Information” section below.

Gerald Savage, HoChunk Native American, has a passion for Native American cultural history and is experienced in presenting to a diverse audience. 

As a Road Scholar, he wants to share his grandfather’s dream of educating people about the original inhabitants of this land. Audiences are engaged and enlightened by this dynamic speaker.

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A Brief History of the Reintroduction of the Native Americans into Illinois

In this presentation, Chief White Winnebago will introduce participants to the culture and history of the HoChunk nation. He will examine the history of his tribal territory and settlements, how his family was relocated into Starved Rock, tribal names and culture, his regalia, and artifacts. For youth groups, there will be Native Dancing, Storytelling, and felt touching.

Program Logistics

The presentation averages about 90 minutes in length. An 8-foot table is required to display artifacts.

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Native American Storytelling by Chief White Winnebago

In this presentation, Chief White Winnebago will tell five Native American stories, mostly of HoChunk origin, for all ages.

Program Logistics

The presentation averages about 90 minutes in length. A table or podium is required.


Gerald Savage—HoChunk Ska Ga in his native language—is a member of the HoChunk nation. He grew up with his grandparents, who raised him in the tribal ways. His grandfather was Chief Walks With the Wind, and HoChunk Ska Ga is Chief White Winnebago.

Learn More and Follow Gerald

Book this Road Scholar

Follow the steps below to book a presentation.
  1. Contact Gerald to schedule a date and time via email at or phone at (815) 228-6032.
  2. Once you and Gerald have agreed upon a date and time, complete the online Road Scholars Host Organization application.
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Fairouz AbuGhazaleh
Director of Statewide Programs
(312) 374-1553