Apr 18, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Conference Room B Council Bluffs Public Library Description
Adapted from the acclaimed novel Neither Wolf nor Dog: a Journey of Life with Chief Bald Eagle, by Kent Nerburn, and starring Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle, who passed away not long ago, the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick.
First published in 1994 and winner of the Minnesota Book award in 1996, no other novel is seen to successfully bridge the gap between white America and the Native American world. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice.
Hosted by Professor Taylor Keen, instructor in the Heider College of Business Administration in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Creighton University and also a faculty member of the Creighton Native American Studies program. Keen is a seasoned Chautauqua historical interpreter who portrays Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Nation and Confederate Brigadier General Stand Watie of the Cherokee Nation.
This event is free and open to the public.