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MN Reads: "Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community" by Brenda Child


Historian Brenda Child has been on a mission since she read Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (1969) by Vine Deloria Jr. and Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (1970) as a child.

Even then it was plain to her, growing up on Red Lake, that the traditional history was missing a lot of the narrative.

So even though she was working on another book at the time, she set out to reclaim some of the stories and flesh out parts of the historical record that were missing.

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