Book discussion series closes with dose of ‘Medicine’

BY ROD JONES, Oklahoma City University Modified: October 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012
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“In this series, Native American novelists update the stories of tribes that continue to live in their home territories,” Winn said. “Movies like ‘Dances with Wolves’ and ‘Geronimo’ end with bedraggled Indians riding into the sunset. But what really happened to them? This series explores that question.”

All books in the series were written by American Indian writers. They describe the struggle to maintain ancient traditions despite the mélange of cultures around them. Family history is set within the context of tribal history. The extended families, clans and tribes all have intricate interactions with the characters.

Those who are interested in participating are encouraged to preregister and borrow the reading selection and theme brochure by calling Winn at 208-5472, e-mailing him at hwinn@okcu.edu or dropping by the Dulaney-Browne Library room 211 or 207.

For more information, visit www.okcu.edu/film-lit.