Longlisted for a National Book Award, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a sweeping history—and counter-narrative—of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. Combatting the received idea of Native American history essentially ends with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee, David Treuer, Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, presents a different narrative. Because the people and history did not disappear—and not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existence—the story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention.
- Moderated by: Kelly McDonough
- Booksigning: 12:30PM – 1:30PM. Texas Monthly TBF Signing Tent, Congress Avenue
David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present