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Ten Evenings with David Treuer

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Online/Virtual Space

January 18, 2021

David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, combines history and memoir to create the National Book Award Finalist, New York Times bestseller, and multiple Best Books of 2019 list-maker, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.

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...

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David Treuer, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, combines history and memoir to create the National Book Award Finalist, New York Times bestseller, and multiple Best Books of 2019 list-maker, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.

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.

Treuer is the author of Prudence, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, The Hiawatha, Little, Rez Life, and Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual. His essays and stories have appeared in GrantaHarper’sThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesEsquireSlate, and The Washington PostThe Heartbeat of Wounded Knee was a National Book Award Finalist and longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence.

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Dates & times

Mon, Jan 18 @ 10:00 am

Admission

Tickets: $15 Ticketholders will be emailed a link to the virtual lecture on Monday, January 18.

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