The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland — a book talk by Walter Echo-Hawk
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
1:30 pm–2:00 pm: Coffee Reception
2:00 pm–3:00 pm: Book Talk
3:00 pm–3:30 pm: Book signing
Presentation Room, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Walter Echo-Hawk’s The Sea of Grass traces ten generations of his Pawnee Indian family in the Central Plains of North America. All families have ancient roots with powerful stories to tell. Echo-Hawk’s family survived the challenges of colonialism as settlers engulfed their homeland during the rise and growth of our democracy. Echo-Hawk will explain why he wrote this book, how he gathered family history, and how he wrote this historical novel. Afterward, he will give selective readings. His talk will captivate scholars in contemporary Native American literature, indigenous culture, American Indian history, and creative writing—as well as students interested in researching family history and telling their ancestors’ stories. Books will be available for sale, and can be autographed by the author.
Walter is an author, distinguished attorney and legal scholar, having litigated and worked on several watershed cases for Native American rights and he is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.
RSVP at http://bit.ly/echo-hawk by January 29.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and UCLA School of Law. The event venue is made possible by the UCLA Library.
UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. All-day parking ($13) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). For more information, call 310-825-7315.