Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Books: A. Treuer

I read Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer. I read this book over a few months, because that's the style of the book. It is questions and answers on various topics. Topics include terminology, history, culture, politics, etc. A reader can pick it up and read, learn a few things, put it down, pick it up again after a long-ish break and read/learn more.

Treuer answers the questions thoroughly and respectfully. His answers are based on his vast knowledge, research, and experience. I appreciated how his answers cover so much, even the "but what about..."s that might pop up as you ponder the topic. And may I just brag for a moment and say that the Treuer family is from Minnesota. We are lucky to have them in our midst.

The last chapter is "Finding Ways to Make a Difference." This is a good book and an excellent resource. I will continue to refer back to it over the next months/years.

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