Joseph BruchacPresented by:Jeremiah ShrodeDecember 5, 2005
Biographical Sketch•Born October 16, 1942 in SaratogaSprings, NY•Ancestry is Abenaki, Slovak and English•Grew up in the small town of GreenfieldCenter, New York in the foothills of theAdirondack Mountains•Raised by his grandparents•His Grandfather denied his NativeAmerican Heritage for fear ofdiscrimination
Biographical Sketch•As a teenager he sought out informationabout his Abenaki heritage from the eldersin his town•B.A. at Cornell University•M.A. in Literature and Creative Writingfrom Syracuse•Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from theUnion Institute of Ohio
Biographical Sketch•Lives with wife, Carol, in same house hewas raised in•Founded the Greenfield Review Press•Spends time gardening and beingoutdoors in the spring•Travels across the country as aprofessional storyteller for the Nativepeoples of the Northeaster Woodlands
Significant Books•Between Earth and Sky: Legends ofNative American Sacred Places•Bowman’s Store: A Journey to Myself•The Boy Who Lived with the Bears andOther Iroquois Stories•Eagle Song•The Earth Under Sky Bear’s Feet:Native American Poems of the Land
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