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Anton Treuer

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of many books. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap, and Tribal Sovereignty, History, Language, and Culture. He has sat on many organizational boards and has received more than 40 prestigious awards and fellowships, including ones from the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Recent & Notable Works

The Indian Wars (2017)


The Cultural Toolbox: Traditional Ojibwe Living in the Modern World (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask. Young Reader ed. (Levine Querido, 2021)

The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: How to Keep Our Languages Alive No Matter the Odds (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2020)

The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier (National Geographic, 2017)

Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015)

Mino-doodaading: Dibaajimowinan Ji-mino-ayaang (Wiigwaas Press, 2014)

Atlas of Indian Nations (National Geographic, 2014)

Naadamaading: Dibaajimowinan Ji-nisidotaading (Wiigwaas Press, 2013)

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012)

The Assassination of Hole in the Day (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2011)

Ezhichigeyang: Ojibwe Word List (Waadookodaading Ojibwe Immersion Charter School, 2011)

Ojibwe in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2010)

Wiijikiiwending (Wiigwaas Press, 2014)

Indian Nations of North America (National Geographic, 2010

Living Our Language: Ojibwe Tales and Oral Histories (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001)

Omaa Akiing (Western Americana, 2002)

Aaniin Ekidong: Ojibwe Vocabulary Project (Minnesota Humanities Center, 2009)

Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Ji-gikinoo’amaageng (Birchbark House, 2010)

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