History Book Group – new series – Native American History
This list may be amended as needed. We will have copies of all these books at the library for you to check out. There is no registration for this program and newcomers are welcome. They will meet at the library.
August 9 Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey through Reservation Life by David Treuer
This is more a memoir than a history of the Objiwe. Treuer’s mother is a lawyer/judge on the Objiwe reservation. His father is a Holocaust survivor from Vienna. David Treuer is a journalist, author and professor of creative writing and literature at USC.
September 20 Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters who took on a World War by Deborah Cohen – NOTE THIS DATE IS A WEEK AFTER OUR NORMAL SECOND TUESDAY – IT WILL BE BY ZOOM
This book got good reviews in the NYTimes and I used our group as a lure to get Cohen to do a zoom author talk. She is available on the 20th and is interested in the group so we will combine an author talk with a group meeting. We can always stay on later to talk to her or amongst ourselves.
October 11 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C Mann
Mann is an award winning science writer. This book ranges over north and south America.
November 8 This is election day. We can change the date if some folks are working at the polls.
Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory by Claudio Saunt, Professor of American History at the University of Georgia
December 13 Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity In Early America by Christina Snyder, Professor at Indiana University. Snyder explores slavery in Native American society before the expansion of plantation society.