An Indian Among Los Indigenas

This event last occurred Nov. 10, 2021

The ASU Library, the Labriola Data Center, and the Peace Corps invite you for a reading and Q&A by indigenous author Ursula Pike, MFA, as she presents her new memoir, "An Indian Among Los Indigenas: A Native Travel Memoir" (2021).

In 1993, Pike joined the Peace Corps and headed to Bolivia. A member of the Karuk Nation, Pike hoped to connect with Indigenous peoples in South America and to explore their shared experiences.  She discovered that this was a more difficult task than she had anticipated. Furthermore, she faced unexpected challenges and pressures in finding her purpose in a remote village. 

Pike’s memoir, written with sharp humor, has been described as upending “a canon of travel memoirs that has historically been dominated by white writers. It is a sharp, honest and unnerving examination of the shadows that colonial history casts over even the most well-intentioned attempts at cross-cultural solidarity.”

Learn more about Ursula Pike:

Indigenous Woman walking with basket on book cover.


For more information contact:

Seonaid Valiant