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I-House Page Turner Series Presents:”The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present” by David Treuer

 

Synopsis: “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee,” by David Treuer (Ojibwe), examines recent generations of American Indian history. Through memoir, interviews and extensive reading, Treuer counters the familiar narratives of invisibility that have so readily frozen America’s indigenous peoples. Interweaving stories from family members, the voices of policymakers and assessments of contemporary youth culture, the book introduces alternative visions of American history. The result is an informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait of “Indian survival, resilience, adaptability, pride and place in modern life.” Rarely has a single volume in Native American history attempted such comprehensiveness.

Author David Treuer on rewriting the Native American narrative