Joe Starita

Joe Starita was an investigative reporter and New York bureau chief for The Miami Herald, where one of his stories was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is now a professor at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism and the author of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, an account of four generations of a Lakota Sioux family, that garnered a second Pulitzer Prize nomination, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award, and has been published in six foreign languages.

“You really can’t understand American history unless you understand Native American history. And you really can’t understand Native American history unless you understand the role Native American women have played in the past, present and future.”

Testimonial about Joe's achievement

"As a teacher and writer, Joe Starita shares the unsung achievements of Native Americans. His books are a must-read to better understand Native Americans, their heritage, and their contributions to American life and history."
Dennis Van Roekel, NEA president

“The painful, moving, inspiring, and important story of Chief Standing Bear has found a worthy chronicler in Joe Starita. This excellent book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the West, or of America.”
Ian Frazier, author of On the Rez and Great Plains

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