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"The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" (Encore Presentation)

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Aired on Tuesday, July 16, 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 discusses his latest book, a well-regarded historical study titled "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present." Written as a follow-up to Dee Brown's classic history of the Indian Plains Wars, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Treuer says its also a rebuttal to the assertion from Brown, that with the end of the wars, Indian culture was effectively destroyed. In fact, he writes, Indian culture since 1890, has been one of resistance and resilience.