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Poet Jim Northrup.

Poet and syndicated columnist Jim Northrup. Northrup's first book is "Walking the Rez Road" (Voyageur Press), stories and poems which concern the lives of native people living on a northern Minnesota reservation. Northrup looks at 19th century treaties with 20th century eyes. His work also has to do with the aftermath of the Vietnam war. Northrup was a Marine who served in the war. (The "rez" in the title means "reservation").

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Other segments from the episode on August 11, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 11, 1993: Interview with Jim Northrup; Interview with Paquito D'Rivera; Review of James Lee Burke's book "In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead."

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