Tiokasin spends the full hour with Rebecca Clarren, author of “The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance” (Viking, 2023). Rebecca has been writing about the American West for more than 20 years. She is the winner of the 2021 Whiting Nonfiction Grant for her work on “The Cost of Free Land.” Her journalism, for which she has won the Hillman Prize, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, and 10 grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, has appeared in such publications as MotherJonesHigh Country NewsThe Nation, and Indian Country Today. Her debut novel, “Kickdown” (Sky Horse Press, 2018), was shortlisted for the PEN/Bellwether Prize. Learn more about Rebecca at www.rebecca-clarren.com, @RebeccaClarren (Twitter) and @Rclarren (Instagram).

Production Credits:

Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer

Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer

Karen Ramirez (Mayan), Studio Engineer, Radio Kingston

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Audio Editor

Kevin Richardson, Podcast Editor

Music Selections:

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)

Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters

Album: Tahi (1993)

Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)


2. Song Title: Love Theme from Spartacus

Artist: Terry Callier

Album: TimePeace (1998)

Label: Verve Records


3. Song Title: Come and Get Your Love

Artist: Redbone

Album: Wovoka (1973)

Label: Epic Records



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