Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

New Geist Arrives

Jul 28, 2016


The summer issue of Geist magazine is on the newsstands, containing my regular books column.

This time I am contemplating a new study of Samuel Hearne, his journal, the Bloody Falls Massacre and the always-tricky question of who gets to tell history. Despite having been discredited many times, Hearne's account of Bloody Falls seems to be an itch we can't stop scratching. Find out why, along with the usual potpourri of Geistian ingredients.