What is a naming ceremony? How many tribal languages are spoken in North America? Why do some Indians have long hair?
Those are just a few of the questions Anton Treuer answers in his new book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask."
Treuer grew up on and near the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, and attended school in nearby Bemidji. He went on to graduate from Princeton University, and get a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He's now a professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, the author of nine books, and the editor of the only academic journal of the Objiwe language.
He talked about the book with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.