Native American Discussion Series

Native American Discussion Series
May 15, 2019 to November 6, 2019

Join us for a book discussion series guaranteed to illuminate the powerful and often devastating history of our native people. In Killers of the Flower Moon we dive into one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history whilst Egan's biography of Edward Curtis in Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher elucidates the struggle to document a dying culture. Empire of the Summer Moon draws us into the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, while Lakota Woman offers us an unflinching glimpse of reservation life. Last in the series is the highly acclaimed, There There, by Native American writer Tommy Orange, which pulls us deep into the world of urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day.

Led by Circulation Services Manager, Michelle Dover, we offer lunchtime and evening discussions. This group is designed to be inclusive, supportive and open to anyone. No need to attend all of the discussions, just choose the ones that interest you

Lunchtime Discussions

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    Native American Series: Empire of the Summer Moon
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her Comanche son.
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    Native American Series: Lakota Woman
    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Raised on the Rosebud Reservation, Mary Crow Dog gave birth to a son during the 71-day siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. A courageous and searing autobiography.
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    Native American Series: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, an untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic Native American photographs.
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
    Native American Series: Killers of the Flower Moon
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Smithsonian...
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    Native American Series: There, There
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American.

Evening Discussions

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
    Native American Series: Killers of the Flower Moon
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Smithsonian...
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    Native American Series: There, There
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American.
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    Native American Series: Empire of the Summer Moon
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her Comanche son.
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    Native American Series: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, an untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic Native American photographs.
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    Native American Series: Lakota Woman
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Conference Room - Administration Wing
    Raised on the Rosebud Reservation, Mary Crow Dog gave birth to a son during the 71-day siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. A courageous and searing autobiography.