You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a loosely connected group of Native Americans living in Oakland, Calif., as they travel to a powwow. They are all, as in Chaucer, pilgrims on their way to a shrine, or, as in Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” an extended family crossing the landscape. The novel is their picaresque journey, allowing for moments of pure soaring beauty to hit against the most mundane, for a sense of timelessness to be placed right beside a cleareyed version of the here and now.”

-- “The 10 Best Books of 2018” New York Times, November 29, 2018

The Moffitt Library exhibit (3rd floor) showcases the rich campus collections relating to Oakland's Native American community. The exhibit includes photos, videos, posters, and archival materials from the Ethnic Studies Library, Bancroft Library, Main Stacks, and from the Library's online databases. These selections illuminate some of the places and events in the book, including local pow wows, the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland, and the Native American occupation of Alcatraz.

 Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

 Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

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