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Free Film: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

May 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am – May 23, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Vermillion Public Library

Watch “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” from the comfort of your home! For a limited time, we will be streaming the movie on Vimeo (apps can be downloaded for your smart TV’s and mobile devices).

Between May 16th and May 23rd you can stream the movie “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” for free (compliments of the Vermillion Public Library) by clicking this link: or if you have any difficulties that way, you can access it at and insert the promo code VERMILLION to get the complimentary stream. Please note these links will not actually work until May 16th!

Important: Please only use this if you intend to watch the film throughout as there is a limit to the number of people who can use this link, and it is available on a first come, first served basis. We recommend multi-person households watching this as a group at one time. Keep in mind that the longer you wait to watch, the less likely you will be able to view it, so try to access it as soon as it becomes available!

About the film:

Adapted from the acclaimed novel ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ by Kent Nerburn the story follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota’s by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

First published in 1994 and winner of the Minnesota Book award in 1996, no other novel is seen to so successfully bridge the gap between white America and the Native American world. Kent Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It’s a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.