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How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century - Louis V. Clark III - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century

11/04/2017 - 3:00pm

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) takes readers along on his life-long journey, in prose and verse, chronicling a voyage from schoolyard bullies to workplace barriers -- and the loves and lives in between – on his way to discovering "How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century." Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark shares his own American Indian story, talking frankly about a culture's struggle to maintain its heritage. His deceptively simple, poetic storytelling matches the rhythm of the life he recounts -- what he calls "the heartbeat of my nation." His unique voice takes readers on a deeply personal and profound quest through a wide range of subjects -- from workplace racism to falling in love and the Green Bay Packers -- to discover for himself what it means to be an American Indian.

Louis V. Clark III

About Presenter Louis V. Clark III

 

Born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin, Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of his people, the People of the Standing Stone. A member of the Iroquois Confederacy, his family is of the Bear clan. His first chapbook, "Two Shoes," was published in 2011. He and his wife live in Omro, Wisconsin, where their home is filled with love from six children and nine grandchildren.

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