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In this edi­tion of First Voic­es Radio Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks with Bar­bara Alice Mann, author of Spir­its of Blood, Spir­its of Breath: The Twinned Cos­mos of Indige­nous Amer­i­ca” (2016). Bar­bara Alice Mann, Ph.D. is Pro­fes­sor of Human­i­ties in the Jesup Scott Hon­ors Col­lege of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tole­do, Tole­do, Ohio. She has writ­ten 14 books. Bar­bara’s oth­er works include: The Taint­ed Gift,” about the delib­er­ate spread of dis­ease to Natives by set­tlers as a land-clear­ing tac­tic; George Wash­ing­ton’s War on Native Amer­i­ca,” which looks at the major inva­sion of Iro­quoian New York in 1779 and the geno­ci­dal attacks on Ohio from 1780 through 1782; and the inter­na­tion­al­ly known Iro­quoian Women: The Gan­tow­isas.” A Bear Clan, Ohio Seneca, com­mu­ni­ty recog­ni­tion, Bar­bara lives in her home­land of Ohio (a Seneca word mean­ing Beau­ti­ful River).

In the sec­ond half of the show, Tiokasin speaks with Ter­ry Tem­pest Williams. Ter­ry is the award-win­ning author of 15 books, includ­ing: Refuge: An Unnat­ur­al His­to­ry of Fam­i­ly and Place,” Find­ing Beau­ty in a Bro­ken World” and When Women Were Birds.” Her work has been wide­ly anthol­o­gized around the world. She lives in Cas­tle Val­ley, Utah, with her hus­band, Brooke Williams. Ter­ry’s lat­est book, The Hour of Land: A Per­son­al Topog­ra­phy of Amer­i­ca’s Nation­al Parks,” was pub­lished in 2017 by Picador.