First Voices Indigenous Radio
July 30, 2019
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.