The talk, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is free and the public is invited.
O’Brien will delve into the Lakota story from the era of Custer and the Little Bighorn to modern-day protests against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL), which passes through the Standing Rock Reservation and ancestral territory of the Lakota Nation.
O’Brien is an associate professor in the Department of History at UNCG, and currently serves as associate head of the department.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, a masters degree from James Madison University and a B.A. from Randolph-Macon College. His areas of research include American Indians of the southeast, American environmental history, and the American revolutionary era.
He is author of The Native South: New Histories and Enduring Legacies, and numerous other books, chapters and articles.
The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.