MacReads Twin Cities: Join Us to Discuss Rez Life by David Treuer

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Location: Hosted by Caryle Novak and Sarah Dicks '09

Join Twin Cities alumni for a lively discussion of Rez Life by David Treuer

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About the book
Celebrated novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. In Rez Life, his first full-length work of nonfiction, Treuer brings a novelist’s storytelling skill and an eye for detail to a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present.

With authoritative research and reportage, Treuer illuminates misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation. He traces the convoluted waves of public policy that have deracinated, disenfranchised, and exploited Native Americans, exposing the tension and conflict that has marked the historical relationship between the United States government and the Native American population. Through the eyes of students, teachers, government administrators, lawyers, and tribal court judges, he shows how casinos, tribal government, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have transformed the landscape of Native American life.

A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation, but was educated in mainstream America. Treuer traverses the boundaries of American and Indian identity as he explores crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of his native language and culture. Rez Life is a strikingly original work of history and reportage, a must read for anyone interested in the Native American story. - GroveAtlantic

About the author
David Treuer is the author of three novels—Little, The Hiawatha, and The Translation of Dr. Appeles—and Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual, a book of essays. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota. - GroveAtlantic

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