Left to right: Judi gaiashkibos (NCIA, Executive Director), Walter Echohawk, Dr. John Wunder and Dr. Priscilla Grew

Congratulations to Walter Echo-Hawk, an acclaimed Native American speaker, attorney, and author, on his new book, Sea of Grass: A Family Tale From the American Heartland. On Sunday August 26th, Echo-Hawk spoke about his book in the Great Plains Great Ideas: Paul A. Olson Lecture Series at the Center for Great Plains Studies. The lecture was hosted by CGPS Director Richard Edwards, and Judi gaiashkibos, the Executive Director of NCIA. Dr. John Wunder, Professor Emeritus of History and former director of the Center for Great Plains Studies and Dr. Priscilla Grew Professor Emeritus of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences were present as distinguished guests.

Sea of Grass is a historical fiction novel that explores Pawnee history through the eyes the Echo-Hawk family and those who were shaped by the land, animals, and plants in the grasslands of the Central Plains.