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"The Cost of Free Land" book class with Rebecca Clarren

What are the stories we tell in families and in nations? And what are the stories we don't tell? And why don't we tell those stories? Explore the questions at the heart of American myth and history with Rebecca Clarren, author of "The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota and an American Inheritance"

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"The Cost of Free Land" Bookclub with Rebecca Clarren

This is a 5-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Sundays, Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13

3:30-5 pm CT

About this class:

Join Rebecca Clarren, author of the acclaimed The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota and An American Inheritance for an intimate book club. Each week, participants will discuss two chapters of this award-winning blend of history, memoir, and investigative journalism, learning from Clarren the stories behind the making of this book. Clarren will also share tips for how to conduct ancestral research, interrogate family lore and find oneself in the history of Native American land dispossession.

Instructor bio:

Award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren has been writing about the American West for more than twenty years. Her work, which work has won a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant, the Hillman Prize, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, and regular support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She lives in Portland, Ore. with her husband and two kids.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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