Letters and Politics

A Counter Narrative of Native American History

A conversation with Ojibwe author and anthropologist David Treuer about the alternative narratives he has uncovered on the struggles of his people.  Treuer presents a counter narrative to the history we have been told about Native Americans. He points out about native life: “…we are not dead, life is not awful, it’s also not wonderful, it’s complicated”

Guest: David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. And is author of several novels and non-fiction books including his latest The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.

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