ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ & DINA GILIO-WHITAKER

 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the U.S. (Beacon), winner of a 2015 American Book Award and of a 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature returns with a new, equally well researched and vitally important book debunking persistent myths and misunderstandings about Native Americans. All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans (Beacon Press), co-written with Dina Gilio Whitaker, a Native American scholar (Colville Federated Tribes) and contributor to Indian Country Today and other publications, was written in the interest of “reclaiming stolen pasts through scholarship, storytelling, relationship building and acknowledging our ancestry.” All the Real Indian Died Off was released this year on Indigenous People’s Day, during the unprecedented coalition of tribes resisting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota.

Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Date: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm