From Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie to Harjo’s American Sunrise: Words Matter with Dr. Debbie Reese
November 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-4
Joy Harjo writes that in 1830 with “the American soldiers at our backs,” her people left their homelands for Indian Territory. Thirty-nine years later, Charles Ingalls took his family — including his two-year-old daughter, Laura — from their cabin in Wisconsin to Indian Territory. In this lecture, Dr. Debbie Reese talks about the works of these two women and ask that we consider how their words shape what readers know about the place called America and the people that call it home.