Proving Up on the Great Plains

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Josh Garrett-Davis talks about growing up in South Dakota and why the Great Plains might seem empty but are actually a rich and complex place. His book Ghost Dances: Proving Up on the Great Plains covers the destruction and resurgence of the American bison; his great-great-grandparents’ lives as Nebraska homesteaders; Native American "Ghost Dancers," political allegory in The Wizard of Oz; and attempts to "rewild" the Plains.


Josh Garrett-Davis
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Comments [3]

anna from new york

This guy is interesting - no giggling, calls "predestination" "predestination," offers some great universal observations (I can't judge local), no political manipulation (or what looks like any manipulation), etc.

Aug. 28 2012 01:07 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

How is the Republic of Lakotah doing?

Aug. 28 2012 12:49 PM

Aug. 28 2012 12:03 PM

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