Oct. 7 3:30 pm MH133
Book discussion about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian.
Oct. 15 2:30 pm Arts Center Gallery
Author Tea with John Washakie
The event begins with a ceremony by the United Tribes Club to honor Washakie in the gallery of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. This will precede his main presentation, which is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in a nearby classroom.
Washakie, a CWC alumnus and great grandson of Chief Washakie, is the author of two children’s books: Yuse: The Bully and the Bear and Yuse and the Spirit, which are both are traditional Shoshone tales told to him by his grandmother and other family members. He decided to write the books to preserve the stories for future generations. Washakie is also the author of a collection of detective stories about a private investigator named James Sweating Horse.
Before he started writing, Washakie spent 18 years on the Eastern Shoshone Business Council. While on the Council, he made numerous presentations to the U. S. House of Representatives and Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs. He was appointed by three U. S. Department of Interior Secretaries to serve on several national committees to address issues from Reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to energy policy. He earned a B.A. in History from the University of Wyoming and is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The CWC Library Author Series was established in 2006 to inspire creativity and honor authors. Author series participants thus far have been: Karol Griffin Young (2006), Theodore Judson (2007), Kari Grady Grossman (2007), Kent Stockton (2007) and Teresa Jordan (2008).