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Beth Piatote, "Nez Perce Stories and the Grammar of Place-Making"
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 2:00pm

Beth Piatote, "Nez Perce Stories and the Grammar of Place-Making"  
May 4, 2:00 p.m.
Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
Free and open to the public

Beth Piatote is Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California Berkeley. She is currently completing the manuscript, "Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature," which focuses on legal discourses in the literary works of the following indigenous writers: E. Pauline Johnson, John Oskison, Mourning Dove, Alice Callahan, and D'Arcy McNickle. Piatote is also completing a short fiction collection called "Beading Lesson and Other Stories," and continue to write translations of Ni:mi:pu: literary, liturgical, and historical texts.

"Nez Perce Stories and the Grammar of Place Making" will be an exploration of Piatote's work in the Nez Perce language. She will reveal some of more intriguing features of the language as well as the classic conventions of Nez Perce stories even as she shares those tales and the theoretical conclusions she has drawn.

Presented by the Portland Center for Public Humanities.