David Treuer presented by the A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History
Two weeks before he’s slated to put in a few evenings in New York as a finalist for this year’s National Book Award in Nonfiction, Ojibwe novelist and non-fiction writer David Treuer gives this year’s A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History. A work of American history David Treuer has surely, magnificently, tellingly written in this year’s The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present (Riverhead).
“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 . . . Ultimately, Treuer’s powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation’s past.” —New York Times Book Review.
Presented by The Seattle Public Library and co-hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company. Free admission.