Local reporter and author Tony Tekaroniake Evans will present a talk and readings from his new book “A History of Indians in the Sun Valley Area,” published this month in collaboration with the Blaine County Museum. The book details our native history dating back thousands of years, through first contact with European settlers, the mining area, local conflicts and the recent return of Shoshone-Bannock and Paiute people to their traditional foraging areas nearby. It is hoped that this book-signing and Q&A session will begin an ongoing discussion about the significance of native history in the Wood River Valley. The book is available for purchase at Chapter One Books in Ketchum, Iconoclast Books in Hailey and at the Blaine County Museum.
Tony Tekaroniake Evans is an award-winning reporter and columnist at the Idaho Mountain Express in Ketchum and 30-year resident of the Wood River Valley. He is the author of “A History of Indians in the Sun Valley Area,” published in 2017 in collaboration with the Blaine County Historical Museum. Tony received a bachelors’ degree in cultural anthropology/biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and studied as the Expatriate Scholar at the Prague Summer Writer’s Workshop in 1997. He is an enrolled member of the Mohawks of Kahnawa’:ke in Quebec. He has also written for the Taos News, Santa Fe New Mexican, Boise Weekly, Idaho Arts Quarterly, and The Environmental News Network. He has also contributed reporting and interviews for the BBC News, Boise Public Radio and our local radio station KDPI in Ketchum.