Professor, Joseph A. Amato will present his new work of historical fiction, Buffalo Man, Giant of the Waters and Winds. Amato, Emeritus of History and Rural/Regional Studies at Southwest Minnesota State University, will discuss his book that is set in the 1850s in Territorial Minnesota. The story of “Gar” (Gargantua), who is born out of the sky, of the West, the Buffalo and native spirit and is adopted by French-Indians at Little Rock Trading Post of Joseph Laframboise along the Minnesota River near New Ulm and Fort Ridgely.
Through the telling of Buffalo Man’s life, Amato shows how much Minnesota, by life, discover, adventures and trade, belonged to rivers and river valleys. Amato’s presentation will focus on the richness and variety of landscape and culture in territorial Minnesota and accent the dominance of native peoples and newly arriving settlers.
This program is free and open to the public. It will be repeated at several other Plum Creek libraries throughout the month of October. For more times and locations, please visit plumcreeklibrary.org.
This program is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.