Gallop Toward the Sun

Gallop Toward the Sun: An Evening of Conversation between Peter Stark and Chris La Tray

An in-depth discussion about the conquest of Indigenous land in North America and the often overlooked efforts of tribal cooperation to stand against it, viewed through the lens of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, the subject of Stark’s new book, and La Tray’s own Pembina Chippewa/Little Shell people.

 

Peter Stark is an adventure and exploration writer and historian. A long-time correspondent for Outside magazine, Stark’s articles and essays have also appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, and many others. His previous book, Astoria, was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for a PEN USA literary award, and was adapted into a play by Portland Center Stage. His book, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged the Founding Father was a finalist for the 2019 George Washington Book Prize. His most recent book is Gallop Toward the Sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison’s Struggle for the Destiny of a Nation.

 

Chris La Tray is a Métis storyteller, a descendent of the Pembina Band of the mighty Red River of the North and an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. His third book, Becoming Little Shell, will be published in 2024. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award. His book of poetry, Descended from a Travel-worn Satchel, was published in 2021. Chris writes the weekly newsletter, An Irritable Métis, and is the Montana Poet Laureate for 2023–2025.

 

Doors will open at 6 PM for this event and the reading will begin at 6:30 PM. Fact & Fiction will be on hand to sell books to those interested.

Date

Jan 10 2024
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Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Cooper Room
Level Four, Missoula Public Library, 455 E. Main St, Missoula, MT

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