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Must-Read Nonfiction Discussion

Event Type: Adults
Date: 5/17/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 [Online] Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch. When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. When Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher "KC" Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and few people were actively looking for him.

Yellow Bird traces Lissa's steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke's disappearance, navigating two worlds--that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oilmen, down on their luck.

Print copies available to Vernon Area Public Library cardholders beginning in April. Library card required.

This discussion is free and open to all; no library card is required. Register online here, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the library.

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   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: Internet
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Mary
Status: Openings
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