Topic: Author

Vine Deloria, Jr. Lakota & Dakota Historian, Activist (1933 – 2005)

Vine Deloria Jr. (Mar. 26, 1933 – Nov. 13, 2005) was a Lakota and Dakota author, theologian, historian, and activist. He burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book “Custer Died for Your Sins” and later amplified his message through 20 more books about the American Indian experience which helped generate national attention […]

Buffalo Child Long Lance, A Brilliant Human Being (1890 – 1932)

A Brilliant human being, of African, Native & Caucasian heritage that taught society, how foolish it is to judge a human being by their ethnicity. Watch video at the bottom of article “Long Lance” by Bernie Dichek (1986) 55 min Sadly, the culture that Long Lance lived in was not ready for that message. Born […]

Lakota Woman Mary Brave Bird, Author, Activist (1954 – 2013)

Mary Ellen Moore-Richard known as Mary Brave Bird, also known as Mary Crow Dog and Mary Brave Woman Olguin. Video clip of Lakota Woman below (Sep. 26, 1954 – Feb. 14, 2013) She was an inspiring Brulé Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s and participated […]

A’Lelia Bundles, Madam CJ Walker Family Archives

A’Lelia Bundles is the president of the Madam CJ Walker / A’Lelia Walker Family Archives She is also the author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling biography of her great-great-grandmother. As an author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles also published her 4th […]

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz

William Loren Katz is the author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage  His books have won awards and his research, writing and lectures have earned widespread praise from noted scholars such as John Hope Franklin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., John Henrik Clarke, Howard Zinn, James M. McPherson, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Ivan Van Sertima, Betty […]

Shonda Buchanan: Who is Afraid of Black Indians?

Shonda Buchanan of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African Heritage is an Award-winning Poet and Fiction Writer. An educator for the last 20 years, Shonda was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she spent much of her adolescence curled up in libraries, bathtubs, and on her front porch, reading. Her book, Who’s Afraid of Black […]

Author Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – 1936)

Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 – August 6, 1936) was a Salish author and best known for her 1927 novel “Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range” It tells the story of Cogewea, a mixed-blood ranch woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Mourning Dove was born in a canoe on the Kootenai […]
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