The public is invited to participate in a series of heritage book discussions taking place in the Hazen Public Library. Each discussion will be led by an accomplished scholar of northern plains history and culture. Multiple copies of the books under discussion are available for checkout from the library.
Discussions will cover the following books:
March 13 – 2pm – Lewis & Clark Among the Indians by James P. Ronda. Discussion will be led by Michael Yellow Bird, director of the Tribal and Indigenous Studies program at North Dakota State University.
April 10 – 2 pm – Jay Cooke’s Gamble: the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 by John Lubetkin. Discussion will be led by Frank Varney, Associate Professor of History at Dickinson State University.
April 24 – 2 pm – Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth Fenn. Discussion will be led by Dakota Goodhouse, instructor of Native American studies at United Tribes Technical College.
For details, visit the project web page here – http://heritagerenewal.org/nphf/bookclub.htm
The discussion series is organized by the Center for Heritage Renewal, North Dakota State University, with funding by the Northern Plains Heritage Foundation (NPHF). The NPHF, supported by the National Park Service, supports educational programming for the Northern Plains National Heritage Area, one of the forty-nine heritage areas in the United States.
For book and program information, contact: Val Albrecht, Hazen Public Library, 701-748-2977, email@example.com