James Welch (1940- )
- Born in 1940 in Browning, Montana.
- Attended school on the Blackfeet and Ft, Belknap reservations and Northern Montana State
University at Havre. Earned his B.A. from the University of Montana, Missoula.
- Taught as visiting professor at University of Washington and Cornell University.
- Received an American Book Award in 1986; received the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize and Pacific Booksellers Association Book award in 1987 for Fools Crow.
Riding the Earthboy Forty: Poems 1971
Winter in the Blood (1974)
The Death of Jim Loney (1979)
Fools Crow (1986)
The Indian Lawyer (1990)
Killing Custer: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians (1994)
Critical Sources and Reviews
- Biographical and critical information in multiple volumes of the following Gale
publications: Contemporary Literary Criticism, including CLC 6, 1976; 14, 1980; 52,
1989; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 175: Native American Writers
of the United States, Gale, 1997. Gale publications can be accessed online
through a subscribing library at www.galenet.com.
- Other printed resources include:
Bruchac, Joseph, Survival This Way: Interviews
with American Indian Poets, 311-21.
Coltelli, Laura, Winged Words: American Indian Writers Speak, 185-97.
Larson, Charles, R., American Indian Fiction, 140-49.
McFarland, Ron, ed., James Welch, 1986.
Milton, John R., The Contemporary Literary Scene 1973, 82-6.
Velie, Alan R., Four American Indian Literary Masters, 66-103.
Wild, Peter, James Welch, 1983.
- Some reviews of Native Son:
- New York Times Book Review, November 2, 1986 (New York Times Books Archive)
- Los Angeles Times Book Review, December 14, 1986
- Chicago Tribune Books, December 21, 1986
- Washington Post Book World, January 25, 1987
- Western American Literature, May 1987, 53-57.
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