Writing Westward Podcast
Louis S. Warren
God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America
A conversation with Louis S. Warren about his book, God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America, published in 2018 by Basic Books and recipient of the 2018 Bancroft Prize. Warren's study offers an expansive narrative of the Ghost Dance religion and convincingly argues how popular understandings of the movement have been often completely backwards. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis. He previously authored The Hunter's Game: Poachers and Conservationists in Twentieth-Century America (Yale University Press, 1999), and Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and The Wild West Show (Vintage Books, 2006).
Writing Westward is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. Redd Center Asst. Director Brenden W. Rensink serves as the podcast host and producer. Theme music was composed by Micah Dahl Anderson (www.micahdahlanderson.com). Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or YouTube, and follow the podcast on Facebook or Twitter for more information.