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Lynched: Mob Murders on the Northern Great Plains, 1882-1931

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One Book, One ND book event with co-authors Doreen Chaky, Adrienne Stepanek, and Daniel Bielinski

One Book One North Dakota is a statewide book club that features best-selling authors in a 60-minute webinar. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a Q&A with the author.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

7-8 pm CDT

About the event:

A true North Dakota event has sparked books and now a film “End of the Rope.” Film producer Daniel Bielinski and co-authors of the book Lynched: Mob Murders on the Northern Great Plains, 1882-1931, Doreen Chaky and Adrienne Stepanek join together for an insightful discussion about some of North Dakota’s most gruesome history.


Doreen Chaky is the author of Terrible Justice: Sioux Chiefs and US Soldiers on the Upper Missouri, 1854-1868. She graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula with a degree in geology and worked for Wick newspapers in Williston most of her career. Once retired, she began writing books.

Adrienne Stepanek has completed many research projects as a Certified Genealogical Record Searcher in North and South Dakota and was employed by the City of Williston, ND to assist in the reconstruction of the more than 100-year-old Riverview Cemetery Records. Adrienne is currently working with the local Military Affairs Committee on a publication recognizing the 25 Civil War Veterans interred in Williston, ND.

Film producer:

Daniel Bielinski Daniel has an M.F.A. in Acting from Columbia University. He moved to North Dakota in 2015 and began working as a writer and producer. He lives with his wife and five children in Bismarck, where he currently serves as Chair of Dramatic Arts at the University of Mary.


Bill Thomas is the Director of Prairie Public's statewide radio network. He grew up across from the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri. He has worked in radio in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, DC, California and North Dakota. He has been called an "activist for understanding".

One Book, One ND events are sponsored by the Paris Family Foundation and Prairie Public 

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, 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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