North Dakota Museum of Art: David Treuer & Lynn Allen
Wednesday, March 11 | 4-8pm | 261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305, Grand Forks
Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is an "informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait of Indian survival, resilience, adaptability, pride and place in modern life. Rarely has a single volume in Native American history attempted such comprehensiveness . . . Ultimately, Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past." -New York Times Book Review
David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the son of Robert Treuer, an Austrian Jew and Holocaust survivor and Margaret Seelye Treuer, a tribal court judge.
Lynne Allen is descended from the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota on Standing Rock and was raised as a white American. Around 1998, after reading the journals of her great-grandmother, Josephine Waggoner, she began making objects such as purses, arrow slings, and moccasins. These are crafted from paper, cut and stitched to shape and lacquered with shellac, or from recycled vellum printed with images copied from her great-grandmother's journals. She is a leading internationally-known printmaker represented by over twenty major prints, eleven paper and vellum objects, and two history-telling blankets in the exhibition.
4:00 pm David Treuer Lecture
5:00 pm Reception for David Treuer, Lynne Allen, and Kim and Sue Fink
6:00 pm Lynne Allen on Consequences.
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