"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present"

Mar 5, 2019

Our guest is David Treuer, an Ojibwe writer from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, whose previous books include four novels and two books of nonfiction. He joins us to discusshis new book, a well-regarded historical study called "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present." As was noted of this work in a front-page appreciation in The New York Times Book Review: "An informed, moving, and kaleidoscopic portrait.... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past." Note that Treuer will appear at a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event on Monday the 4th at Duet Jazz (beginning at 7pm).