Native Peoples' 'Long, Brutal Fight For Survival'
Friday, 16 April
Louise Erdrich's novel, 'The Night Watchman,' was inspired by her grandfather, a chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa who fought a Congressional initiative to move indigenous peoples off their land and into cities. Erdrich says the policy amounted to tribal termination. "Termination was a way to finally resolve what Congress thought of as 'the Indian problem,'" she says.
David Bianculli reviews HBO's 'Mare of Easttown,' starring Kate Winslet.