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Ojibwe scholar to give frank, funny tour of book

Anton Treuer

What have you always wanted to know about Indians?

Join Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, Anton Treuer, on Sunday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham, for a discussion about his recent book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask."

Do you think you already know the answers - or suspect that your questions may be offensive? In matter-of-fact responses to more than 120 questions - thoughtful and outrageous, modern and historical - this book expands Treuer's role as expert on Ojibwe history and language to one of the most powerful tribal voices on most things Indian.

All around Minnesota, Treuer has given scores of public lectures and been asked hundreds of questions. 

Treuer is author of "The Assassination of Hole in the Day," "Ojibwe in Minnesota," and many other books on Ojibwe history and language.

He is professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Arts and Ph. D. from the University of Minnesota. He is editor of Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. 

The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main in Perham. This year's Lecture Series is produced in collaboration with the Perham Area Public Library and is free and open to the public.