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      November 7, 2019


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      Seattle, Washington 98104

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      The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History presents David Treuer

      Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

      WhereCentral Library
      Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
      Audience: Adults
      Language: English
      Summary: Join us to hear David Treuer discuss aspects of American Indian lives, including popular images and narratives, common influences, and damaging stereotypes. 
      Description: Anthropologist and author David Treuer struggled with popular depictions of Native American history (including the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), many of which seemed to conclude that his culture was a relic of the past. Having grown up on an Ojibwe reservation, 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, and reveals the unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention it took to preserve Native languages, traditions, families. After his remarks, Treuer will speak with University of Washington’s Professor Josh Reid., ABOUT THE BOOK:, In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer combines history, reportage, and memoir to tell the sweeping story of the tribes’ distinctive cultures from their first contact with settlers, exploring how each era spawned new modes of survival. From devastating land seizures to forced assimilation and conscription, Treuer traces how each generation developed their own form of resistance and renewal., ABOUT THE SPEAKER:, David Treuer is the author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. He has also written four novels—Prudence, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, The Hiawatha, and Little—and Rez Life, a complex and subtle examination reservation life., Treuer’s essays and stories have appeared in Granta, Harper’s, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post, among others. In addition to his works of fiction and nonfiction, he is the author of a book of criticism, Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual. Treuer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Minnesota Book Awards, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and Guggenheim Foundation. The Translation of Dr. Apelles was named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Time Out, and City Pages. Treuer is a graduate of Princeton University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology. He divides his time between his home on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and Los Angeles, where he teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California., Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Joshua L Reid (Snohomish) is an associate professor of American Indian Studies and the John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington. Yale University Press published his first book, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (2015) in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. It has received awards and acknowledgements from the Organization for American Historians, American Society for Ethnohistory, the Western History Association, and the North American Society for Oceanic History. Reid currently directs the university’s Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and edits the Emil and Kathleen Sick Series on Western History and Biography with UW Press and the Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and is a Distinguished Speaker for the Western History Association. Reid currently researches Indigenous explorers in the Pacific, from the late eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century., The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
      Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
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