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Book Launch and Signing by David Treuer, University of Southern California: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

HSSB 6020 (McCune Room)

Almost from the moment it occurred, the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was cast in the popular imagination as a point of no return, at which not only did hundreds of Lakota men, women and children perish but so, in a sense, did Native American life itself. Now David Treuer–the critically acclaimed writer, anthropologist, and journalist, himself Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota–brings to that mythology its long-overdue reckoning. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer traces the rich, resilient and multi-dimensional story that Native people have been living over the past century, and adds new chapters to the story of American Indian creativity and resilience in our modern times.

Professor Treuer will be signing books at the event.


February 4
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Department of History
Department of Anthropology


HSSB 6020 (McCune Room)
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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