Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo (born May 9, 1951) is a Mvskoke poet, musician, and author. She is often cited as playing a formidable role in the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln termed the Native American Renai...
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Duane Niatum
Duane Niatum (McGinniss) (born 1938-) is a Native American poet, author and playwright of Klallam descent. Niatum is often cited as belonging to the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has term...
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an Ojibwe writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the...
Nora Naranjo-Morse
Nora Naranjo-Morse (born 1953) is a Native American potter and poet. She currently resides in Espanola, New Mexico just north of Santa Fe and is a member of the Santa Clara Pueblo. She is the daughter...
Jim Barnes (writer)
Jim Weaver McKown Barnes, of Choctaw and Welsh descent, was born near Summerfield, Oklahoma (in LeFlore County). He received his BA from Southeastern State University and his MA and Ph.D. from the Uni...
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Tiffany Midge
Tiffany Midge is a Native American poet (enrolled member, Standing Rock Sioux belong to the Hunkpapa Lakota). Her poetry is noted for its depiction of a self divided by differing identities, and for ...
Annette Arkeketa
Annette Arkeketa is an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. She is also Muscogee Creek. She conducts professional workshops in poetry, playwriting, the creative process, script con...
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults. A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, she writes fiction for children centered on the lives of...
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Simon J. Ortiz
Simon J. Ortiz (born May 27, 1941) is a Puebloan writer of the Acoma Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the second wave of what has been called the Native American Renaissance. He is one of t...
Sherwin Bitsui
Sherwin Bitsui (born 1974 Fort Defiance, Arizona) is originally from Baaʼoogeedí (White Cone, Arizona), on the Navajo Nation. His book, Floodsong, won the American Book Award and the PEN Open Book Awa...
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Leslie Marmon Silko
Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Laguna Pueblo writer and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native Americ...
Paula Gunn Allen
Paula Gunn Allen (October 24, 1939 – May 29, 2008) was a Native American poet, literary critic, lesbian activist, and novelist. Of mixed-race European-American and Native American descent, she identif...
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Katherine Siva Saubel
Katherine Siva Saubel (March 7, 1920 – November 1, 2011) was a Native American scholar, educator, tribal leader, author, and activist committed to preserving her Cahuilla history, culture and language...
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Adrian C. Louis
Adrian C. Louis (born 1946) is a Lovelock Paiute author from Nevada now living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He has taught at Oglala Lakota College. His novel Skins (1995) discusses...
Gloria Bird
Gloria Bird is a poet and scholar and member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington State. She is one of the founding members of the Northwest Native American Writers Association.
Bird has received tw...
Ceremony (Silko novel)
Ceremony is a novel by Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, first published by Penguin in March 1977. The title Ceremony is based upon the oral traditions and ceremonial practices of the Navajo...
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (born 1930) is an editor, essayist, poet, novelist, and academic, whose trenchant views on Native American politics, particularly tribal sovereignty, have caused controversy. Cook...
Anita Endrezze
Anita Endrezze is a poet, writer, and artist. She is half-Yaqui Indian and half European (Slovenian, German-Romanian, and northern Italian). Endrezze was born in Long Beach, California in 1952. She gr...
Denise Sweet
Denise Sweet is an Anishinaabe poet. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate.
Sweet was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and taught creative writing, literat...
Carol Lee Sanchez
Carol Lee Sanchez (born 1934 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a poet, visual artist, essayist, teacher and mother of three adult children. She is a native of New Mexico and her cultural heritage is most...
Kimberly M. Blaeser
A Native American (Chippewa) poet and writer of mixed German and Anishinaabe descent, Kimberly Blaeser is the Wisconsin Poet Laureate. Born in 1955 in Billings, Montana, she is an enrolled tribal memb...
James Welch (writer)
James Welch (November 18, 1940 – August 4, 2003), who grew up within the Blackfeet and A'aninin cultures of his parents, was an award-winning Native American novelist and poet, considered a founding a...
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Carol Bachofner
Carol Willette ("Snow Moon") Bachofner is a Native American poet of Abenaki descent. She currently resides in Rockland, Maine. She is the co-founder and editor of the online literary journal, Pulse,...
Alexander Posey
Alexander Lawrence Posey (1873—1908) was a Native American Muscogee Creek poet, humorist, journalist, and politician.
Alexander Posey born on August 3, 1873, near present Eufaula, Creek Nation. He...
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Ticasuk Brown
Ticasuk Brown (1904–1982) was an Iñupiaq educator, poet and writer. She was the recipient of a Presidential Commission and was the first Native American to have a school named after her in Fairb...
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Allison Hedge Coke
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke was primarily raised in North Carolina with some time on the Great Plains & Canada. Her debut book, Dog Road Woman, won the American Book Award and was the first finalist...
Ai (poet)
Florence Anthony (October 21, 1947 – March 20, 2010) was an American poet and educator who legally changed her name to Ai Ogawa (Japanese: 愛小川 Literally: "Love Stream"). She won the 1999 National ...
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