The Detour: No Better Remedy

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In this episode of The Detour, we talk with novelist and scholar David Treuer, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Rez Life, and many other books, about land, possession, and his recent article in The Atlantic, “Return the National Parks to the Tribes.” We’ll also hear from Christine Dupres, Portland author, therapist, and member of the Cowlitz tribe, reading from her 2016 essay “Between Ribbon and Root.”

David Treuer‘s article “Return the National Parks to the Tribes” was published in the April 2021 issue of The Atlantic. Treuer’s books include the nonfiction works The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present  and Rez Life and the novels ProvidenceThe Translation of Dr. ApellesThe Hiawatha, and Little. Recordings of our full program with Treuer are available on Soundcloud and YouTube.

Christine Dupres is an author, therapist, and member of the Cowlitz tribe. Her essay “Between Ribbon and Root” was published in Oregon Humanities magazine in 2016. Her essays “Seen Though Not Heard” and “Earth on Fire” also appeared in the magazine. Her book, Being Cowlitz, is available from University of Washington Press.

Historian David Lewis writes at

Other writing and programs on land and possession from Oregon Humanities:

To listen to the full episode and view a transcript, visit the Oregon Humanities website.

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