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October 18, 2010

The Assassination of Hole in the Day

Filed under: Authors, Event, MHS press, Native American — Alison Aten @ 10:49 am

The Assassination of Hole in the DayThe Assassination of Hole in the Day by Anton Treuer explores the murder of the controversial Ojibwe chief who led his people through the first difficult years of dispossession by white invaders–and created a new kind of leadership for the Ojibwe.

Louise Erdrich has called the book “a masterful history, and more.” She adds, ”Anton Treuer illuminates the character of a controversial and charismatic Ojibwe leader from within Ojibwe culture and tells a powerful story of loss that reverberates in the present.”

Anton Treuer is a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and the author of Ojibwe in Minnesota and Living Our Language, both published by MHS Press. He is also a contributor to the forthcoming Ojibwe language children’s book Awesiinyensag, published by Birchbark House.

The Assassination of Hole in the Day was reviewed yesterday in the Star Tribune.You can listen to Professor Treuer on KTLK (click on the 10/6/10, 8 AM segment) talking about Hole in the Day and on Native America Calling discussing oral histories. (See October 15, 2010 segment in the NAC archives.)

A documentary titled First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language that features Professor Treuer’s work will air on November 1 at 8 PM on Twin Cities Public Television (TPT).

Professor Treuer will talk about Hole in the Day on Tuesday, October 26, at 7:00 PM at the Minnesota History Lounge.

For a list of events around the state with Anton Treuer, please visit our calendar and type in “Treuer” as a keyword.

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