EventsPlymouth READS: Linda LeGarde Grover on Native American Boarding Schools

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Plymouth READS: Linda LeGarde Grover on Native American Boarding Schools

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Join Plymouth Library for online Plymouth READS events this March and April, centered around the book "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger.

"This Tender Land" opens with intense scenes of the Lincoln Indian Training School, based in part on the actual Pipestone Indian Training School in southwest Minnesota, one of many Native American boarding schools in early 20th-century America that aimed to assimilate Native youth into mainstream American culture.

Linda LeGarde Grover, Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, and a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe, will give a presentation on her research into Native American boarding schools, and the interplay with her novels, essays, stories: "The Dance Boots," and poems: "The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives." Sponsors: Friends of the Plymouth Library, City of Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Council, Plymouth Lions Club.

The link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance.

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Related events take place throughout March and April, exploring the themes of the book "This Tender Land" and bringing community members together. All events take place online through the library website.

• Plymouth READS: Campfire Play and Sing-A-Long – Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m. Register online:

World premiere of a music video based on songs from "This Tender Land." Sing or play along on harmonica or instrument of your choice.

• Plymouth READS: Author William Kent Krueger – Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m. Register online:

Read the 2021 Plymouth READS book selection, "This Tender Land" by William Kent Krueger, then meet the author online for the grand finale of this year's events. Time for Q&A.

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