David Treuer - The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

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Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Treuer, an Ojibwe, grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation of Minnesota. He later trained as an anthropologist, worked as a journalist, and wrote the landmark Rez Life and four acclaimed novels. In his latest book, he draws on his myriad skills and areas of expertise to tell a masterful narrative of Native American history over the last century. The book explodes many myths, starting with the assumption that Native Americans were crushed by the devastating Wounded Knee massacre. Instead, Truer shows that Native peoples made concerted efforts to preserve their culture. Tracing the experience of several tribes, Treuer uncovers a pattern of resilience in the face of repression; again and again Natives found new ways to survive, from developing a unifying Native identity to counter the forced assimilation of children at government-run schools to developing sophisticated legal maneuvering to regain stolen lands.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781594633157
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 22nd, 2019

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