Reading California Book Discussion: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
This "must-read" book is the gold medal winner in nonfiction of this year's California Book Awards from The Commonwealth Club.
Author David Treuer, who will be joining us for the book discussion, wants to remind us that Native American history and life didn't end with the massacre at Wounded Knee. He melds history, reportage and memoir to inform us of the current lives of indigenous Americans and how they are coping and succeeding with everyday life like all other Americans.
Treuer is the son of an Ojibwe mother and a Holocaust survivor father, bringing an interesting outlook to his writing. He grew up on an Ojibwe reservation in Minnesota.
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MLF: Reading Californians Book Discussion
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