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UW Professor and Author Will Give Book Talk Nov. 21

November 15, 2013
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Nina McConigley

Nina McConigley, a lecturer in the University of Wyoming’s Department of English, will speak about her book, “Cowboys and East Indians,” Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library. A reception and book signing will follow the free, public event.

“Cowboys and East Indians” is a story collection of Indians living in the contemporary American West that offers a new perspective on modern lifestyle.

While growing up in Casper, McConigley idolized author Laura Ingalls Wilder from the “Little House on the Prairie” books, who inspired her to become a multi-skilled homemaker.

“When I was 12, determined to learn the skills of a good homemaker, I joined 4-H,” said McConigley in her essay in The New York Times magazine. “Our group was called the Baker’s Dozen and, all year, we learned a fairly antiquated set of skills; we baked bread, sewed, made preserves and cross-stitched.”

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