UAS Evening at Egan Features Walter Echo-Hawk on His Recent Book "The Sea of Grass", November 8
It is a story of ten generations of Echo-Hawk’s Pawnee family in the Great Plains of North America.
Date of Press Release: November 4, 2019
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues November 8 at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with a lecture on The Sea of Grass, a book telling the Native American version of Roots. It is a story of ten generations of Echo-Hawk’s Pawnee family in the Great Plains of North America.
Echo-Hawk remarks, “With my book I hope to inspire Native America to reclaim its history, find its voice, and tell its own stories. I encourage all readers to research their families’ histories and tell the powerful stories of their ancestors.”
A distinguished attorney, author, and Native American speaker, Echo-Hawk has worked to protect the legal, political, property, cultural, and human rights of Indian tribes and Native peoples. He speaks throughout Native American lands and globally, delivering keynote addresses on a wide variety of indigenous topics involving Native arts and cultures, indigenous history, federal Indian law, religious freedom, environmental protection, Native American cosmology, and human rights.
Echo-Hawk will also give a talk from noon-1 pm, Thursday, Nov. 7, at Sealaska Heritage. In his talk, he will examine a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the federal government's outright confiscation of Tlingit aboriginal land to create the vast Tongass National Forest without compensating the Alaska Native landowners.
All Evening at Egan lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library and live-streamed on the UAS YouTube channel. View the full schedule for the lectures series.
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