Month: October 2005

Upcoming events

This is taken from a press release by HarperSanFrancisco announcing events regarding Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce. I will also be speaking at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, on November 7th as part of their Native American Week activities:

Contact: Julie Mitchell, 415.477.4406

“The truth is powerful, and Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce gets right at truth. Nerburn has written about a man of humility and grandeur, whose patient anguish and devotion to his people should be part of our national mythos. This is storytelling with a greatness of heart.”
— Louise Erdrich, author of The Painted Drum, Love Medicine and The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse


Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 PM
College of St. Benedict Bookstore “Book Lovers’ Night”
College of St. Benedict
St. Joseph, MN

Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM
BirchBark Books
In conjunction with Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 West Lake of the Isles Parkway
Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble [Eden Prairie]
3000 Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie, MN

For more information, please contact Julie Mitchell at 415.477.4406 /

“Chief Joseph” begins its life

chiefjoseph91w.gifWithin the month, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce hits the bookstores. Those of you who have read this blog have followed with me to some extent as the book has taken shape. You’ve seen the struggles over title; you’ve sensed the difficulties and frustrations that have beset me during the writing process. It has, indeed, not been an easy project. But, at long last, the literary child is born.

I thought you might enjoy reading a snippet of the introduction. I will serialize that introduction over the next few weeks.

I want to draw people into this, because I want you to buy the book. After all, it is how I make my living. But on a deeper level, I want this story to be known and passed along. I want as many people as possible to come to a knowledge of this remarkable man, the amazing Nez Perce people, and their astonishing journey that lies hidden in the shadow of our national obsession with Lewis and Clark.

If you wish to buy the book from Amazon, here is the link.
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