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Native American Studies: Native American Writers

This guide will help you do research related to Native American Studies.

Adrienne Keene, Cherokee Nation

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Driftpile Cree Nation

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Terese Marie Mailhot, First Nations

Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

"It's important as a writer to do my art well and do it in a way that is powerful and beautiful and meaningful, so that my work regenerates the people, certainly Indian people, and the earth and the sun. And in that way we all continue forever."

(From: Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color, 1993)

Kim TallBear, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate & of Cheyenne & Arapaho descent

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Tommy Orange, Cheyenne & Arapaho

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Sarah Vowell, Cherokee Nation

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Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Pueblo

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

Daniel H. Wilson, Cherokee Nation

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N. Scott Momaday, Kiowa

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

 

"I simply kept my goal in mind and persisted. Perseverance is a large part of writing."

   

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Louise Erdrich, Chippewa (Turtle Mountain Band)

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

"When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape." 

(From: The Plague of Doves)

James Welch, Blackfeet & A'aninin

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

Margaret Verble, Cherokee Nation

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Sherman Alexie, Spokane Coeur d'Alene

Joy Harjo (Image from Gale Biography Research Center)

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