Growing up Ojibwe on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, David Treuer struggled with popular depictions of Native American history, many of which conclude that his culture was a relic of the past. Treuer knew that Native American history did not end with a battle in 1890. In both fiction and nonfiction, Treuer has spent his career dissecting narratives around Native American life.
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee tells the sweeping story of the tribes’ distinctive cultures from their first contact with settlers, exploring how each era spawned new modes of survival. Treuer traces how each generation endured, from devastating land seizures to forced assimilation and conscription, to develop their own form of resistance and renewal.
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, David Treuer will present his lecture virtually on Monday, January 18 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. For more information, or to purchase your ticket, visit the Ten Evenings: David Treuer event page.
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