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Daniel Sharfstein in Conversation with Brent Staples on Race, Reconstruction, and Forced Relocation
May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10.00
As an abolitionist and Civil War hero, Gen. Oliver Otis Howard earned acclaim as a champion for racial equality. Despite this regard for civil rights, Howard waged a brutal military campaign against the Nez Perce tribe and their leader, Chief Joseph, an outspoken opponent of forced relocation. This history is recounted in Daniel Sharfstein’s new book Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War. Sharfstein discusses the story and its post-Civil War repercussions with New York Times editorial writer Brent Staples.