I. Welcome and Introductions: Richard W. Angilly, President
II. Program Chair: Gayle Eleanor
Robert Acquinas McNally & The Modoc War
On a cold, rainy dawn in late November 1872, Lieutenant Frazier Boutelle and a Modoc Indian nicknamed Scarface Charley leveled firearms at each other. Their duel would trigger the war that capped a decades-long genocidal attack emblematic of the United States’ conquest of Native America’s peoples and lands. The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press) by Robert Aquinas McNally tells the wrenching story of one of the nation’s costliest campaigns against an Indigenous people, illuminating a dark corner in the United States’ past.
Robert Aquinas McNally is a poet, writer, and editor based in Concord, California. He is the author of the poetry collection Simply to Know Its Name, which won the Grayson Books Poetry Prize, and the author or coauthor of ten non-fiction books.
III. Social Hour: Refreshments courtesy of: Cher Wollard
All writers and friends of writers are welcome to attend.
FYI -- Please mark your calendars for the next Sat. Meetings in 2018 -- Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, April 28, May 19