Native American History Book Talk @ PHPLD Wednesday, October 17
Please join us on Wednesday, October 17, 7 pm when we discuss "Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History by Joseph Marshall III. The book is a biography of the fearless warrior who defeated the U.S. Army at the Battle of Little Bighorn. To his fellow Lakota Indians, Crazy horse was a dutiful son and humble fighting man. This story was written by Rosebud Sioux, Lakota Indian Joseph Marshall III, who is also an actor. Our discussion will be led by Ernest M. Whiteman III from the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian located in Evanston, IL. Ernest is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker currently in production on a full-text, contemporary, feature film adaptation of HAMLET which will feature a full cast of Native Americans. Ernest has self-published a short stories collection "The Autobiography of Blue Woman" and is also at work on a novel entitled "A Rez Tale" that he will also self-publish. He recently completed a short film, "The Final Meeting", and is currently in pre-production on "The Future: A Story of Blue Woman", a sci-fi film. He writes film critiques in his spare time, including a well-received essay on Tyler Sheridans' "Wind River" of which he is currently working to produce an essay video on. Ernest is the Director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors of all skill levels and finding them a venue to express their views and screen their films. He has worked for Chicago Public Schools as a Media Mentor with Adobe Youth Voices Program assisting CPS teachers in the classroom teach student video production and graphic design skills. Ernest teaches an upper-level course "No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media" at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, as Education Coordinator at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and a s Teaching Artist with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education.
Ernest continues to makes films, to write, and make art. He continues working on an on-going "ledger art" project, plans to create an autobiography combining the graphic novel and ledger art forms, and add to his on-going photograph project "My Courageous Women". He is from the Wind River Reservation and currently lives in Rogers Park. Not bad for a nameless Arapaho from Wyoming."
Books can be picked up at the Prospect Heights Public Library's Circulation Desk.