Deborah A. Miranda is an associate professor of English at Washington and Lee University. She is an enrolled member of the Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation of California and also has Chumash, French, and Jewish ancestry. Her new book, Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday Books, 2012), the focus of the evening, is about her Ohlone family and the experience of California Indians as told through oral histories, newspaper stories, anthropological recordings, and more. Miranda has published two poetry collections and has a forthcoming collection of essays.
"An Evening with Deborah Miranda" will take place at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco. Make your reservation at mirandaatchs.eventbrite.com.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
"Bad Indians" at California Historical Society
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