Presents an interview with author Louise Erdrich. When asked about the teachers of her childhood, Erdrich comments on having the Franciscan Sisters as teachers. She comments on various aspects of her family, including her Ojibwe heritage, her Catholic upbringing, and the literary influence of her father's letters. Erdrich also answers questions about symbolism in several of her works including the books "The Antelope Wife," "The Plague of Doves" and "Shadow Tag."
In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers sits down with Erdrich author of 13 novels, poetry, children's literature; they discuss how her Native American heritage and unique cultural experience has impacted her life, motherhood, and work.