David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. The author of four previous novels, most recently Prudence, and two books of nonfiction, he has also written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Slate, and The Washington Post, among others. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California.
David Treuer’s latest book, THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: NATIVE AMERICA FROM 1890 TO THE PRESENT, is published by Riverhead Books.
Here is an edited extract from The Heartbeat at Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present, referenced in this interview, which was published in The Guardian.
The rightwing supreme court has another target: Native American rights https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/21/supreme-court-native-american-rights-target
From casinos to cannabis: the Native Americans embracing the pot revolution https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/mar/15/from-casinos-to-cannabis-the-native-americans-embracing-the-pot-revolution
Native Americans are at the heart of Yellowstone. After 150 years, they are finally being heard https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2022/feb/28/native-americans-are-at-the-heart-of-yellowstone-after-150-years-they-are-finally-being-heard-aoe
This Supreme Court Case on Hunting Is Really About a 150-Year-Old Treaty and Wyoming’s Existence as a State https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-case-hunting-really-180053748.html;_ylt=AwrVrN4eDjZc_FIAK6YPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–
A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall https://truthout.org/articles/a-tribal-camp-in-south-texas-is-vowing-to-resist-trumps-wall/
European colonization of Americas helped cause climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/31/european-colonization-of-americas-helped-cause-climate-change