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Film, Video Native American History: 2019 National Book Festival

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  • Native American History: 2019 National Book Festival


  • Colin G. Calloway discussed "The Indian World of George Washington" and David Treuer discussed "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • August 31, 2019


  • -  Colin G. Calloway is the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He received his doctorate from the University of Leeds in England in 1978. After moving to the United States, he taught high school in Springfield, Vermont, served for two years as associate director and editor of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago and taught for seven years at the University of Wyoming. He has been associated with Dartmouth since 1990. His books include his most recent, "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans and the Birth of the Nation," as well as "Pen and Ink Witchraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History" and "The Indian History of an American Institution: Native Americans and Dartmouth."
  • -  David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. The author of four previous novels, most recently "Prudence," and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate and The Washington Post, among others. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. In 2006 he published a book of essays that contended that "Native American fiction does not exist." He and his brother are working on an Ojibwe language grammar. His new book is "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present."

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  • 51 minutes 49 seconds

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