Native American historian R. David Edmund’s new book on voices from Native American past

Moundville during the Mississippian Era, Painting by Caleb O’Connor. Courtesy of Moundville Archaeological Park, University of Alabama Museums. O’Connor’s rendering feartures a priest in animal-skin headdress and a clan chief with a stone axe in his hand, both atop an earthen mound looking down across a plaza where some residents of Moundville are playing at a ballgame.

On this week’s Book Talk,  Diana Korte speaks with R. David Edmunds, author of 12 books about Native Americans. His newest title “Voices in the Drum” features 9 stories that span hundreds of years.

The stories range from tracing residents of Mound City, AL as it existed a century or so before Columbus to what it was like for a job-hunting family in the 1950s to move from a reservation in the Dakotas to Denver.

TUNE IN for the main misconceptions non-Natives have about Indians, what it takes to be counted as a member of a tribe, and who are the unsung heroes in Native American history.

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