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Joseph Bruchac

USA (1942 - )

Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished. He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers.
The Buffalo in the Syracuse Zoo: And Other Poems (poems) (1972)
The Next World: Poems By Third World Americans (poems) (1978)
Stone Giants and Flying Heads: Adventure Stories of the Iroquois (1978)
Wind Eagle and Other Abenaki Stories (1985)
Iroquois Stories: Heroes And Heroines, Monsters And Magic (1985)
Return of the Sun: Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands (1989)
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories (1990)
Native American Stories (1991)
Hoop Snakes, Hide Behinds, and Side: Hill Winders: Tall Tales from the Adirondacks (1991)
Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories And Wildlife Activities for Children (1991)
Native American Animal Stories (1992)
Turtle Meat: And Other Stories (1992)
Native American Sweat Lodge: History And Legends (1993)
The Faithful Hunter: Abenaki Stories (1994)
The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America (1994)
Dog People: Native Dog Stories (1995)
Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America (1995)
Native Plant Stories (1995)
Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, And Poems from Native North America (1996)
Native American Games and Stories (1996)
Roots of Survival: Native American Storytelling And the Sacred (1996)
The Circle of Thanks (poems) (1996)
When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Horror (1998)
Pushing Up the Sky: And Other Native American Plays for Children (2000)
Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture, And Values Through Storytelling (2003)
Above the Line: New Poems (poems) (2003)
Ndakinna: Our Land: New and Selected Poems (poems) (2003)
Foot of the Mountain: And Other Stories (2005)
Sports Shorts: Exceptional Sports Titles for Intermediate Grades (2005) (with Dorian Cirrone, David Lubar, Jamie McEwan, Marilyn Singer, Alexandra Siy, Terry Trueman and Tanya West)

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