Native American History Re-Envisioned in 'The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee'

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In his new book, "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee," anthropologist David Treuer purposefully expands the narrative often associated with Native Americans by writing "adamantly, unashamedly, about Indian life rather than Indian death." We'll speak with Treuer, an Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota, about his approach to writing the book and what the past may tell us about the current experiences of indigenous people in the U.S.


David Treuer, author, "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present"; professor of English, University of Southern California