Guest Lecture by Professor Deborah Miranda author of “Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
12:30 -1:45 PM
Bunche Hall 2209A
This beautiful and devastating book — part tribal history, part lyric and intimate memoir should be required reading for anyone seeking to learn about California Indian history, past and present. Deborah A. Miranda tells stories of her Ohlone Costanoan Esselen family as well as the experience of California Indians as a whole through oral histories, newspaper clippings, anthropological recordings, personal reflections, and poems. The result is a work of literary art that is wise, angry, and playful all at once, a compilation that will break your heart and teach you to see the world anew.
Professor Miranda is associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University.