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New Erdrich Novel Deals With Crime and Jurisdiction

Clip: Season 2012 | 6m 42s

Novelist Louise Erdrich examines what happens when crimes are committed on Native American reservations, a decidedly non-fictional problem, through the eyes of her fictional protagonist, a 13-year-old boy named Joe. Jeff Brown talks to Erdrich about her novel "The Round House," set on the N.D. reservation of the Ojibwe tribe.

Aired: 10/26/12

Rating: NR

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