Native American Authors


Joseph Bruchac , 1942-

Abenaki

Joseph Bruchac was born in 1942, in Saratoga Springs, NY. He obtained his Ph.D at the Union Graduate School in 1975. He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, Native American folktales and legends. He is a member of the Poetry Society of America (PEN).

Awards and Honors

New York State Arts Council grant, 1972
American Book Award before Columbus Foundation, 1984.
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose - Autobiography) award, 1998 (for Bowman's Store).
Wordcraft Circle Storyteller of the Year (Traditional Native Stories) award, 1998.

 

Online resources by or about Joseph Bruchac:

Authors Online Biography: Joseph Bruchac
Author: Scholastic Inc.
Type: authorbio
Description: Scholastic's site about Bruchac includes a biography, booklist, and interview transcript.
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/authorsandbooks/authors/bruchac/bio.htm

A Chat With Joseph Bruchac
Author: A.Word.A.Day
Type: authorbio
Description: Transcript of a Jan 10, 2001 online chat with Bruchac on the topic of "Poetry: The heartbeat knows no borders."
URL: http://www.wordsmith.org/chat/bruchac.html

An Interview with Joseph Bruchac
Author: Eliza T. Dresang
Type: authorbio
Description: Transcription of a phone interview with Bruchac by Eliza T. Dresang, made on October 22, 1999, "to accompany the October discussion of Native American literature for children and teenagers on CCBC-Net."
URL: http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/bruchac.htm

Meet Joseph Bruchac
Author: Houghton Mifflin
Type: authorbio
Description: A Houghton Mifflin profile of the author.
URL: http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/bruchac.html

The Ndakinna Wilderness Project
Author: Ndakinna Wilderness Project
Type: authorbio
Description: Bruchac is the Director of this program. The web site includes biographical information on the author.
URL: http://www.ndakinna.com/

Books by Joseph Bruchac:

Bruchac, Joseph. Aftermath : an anthology of poems in English from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1977.
Genre: Anthology
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912678224

Bruchac, Joseph. Aniyunwiya / real human beings : an anthology of contemporary Cherokee prose
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, c1995.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0912678925

Bruchac, Joseph. The arrow over the door
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803720785

Bruchac, Joseph. Bowman's store : a journey to myself
New York : Dial Books, 1997.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803719973

Bruchac, Joseph. A boy called Slow : the true story of Sitting Bull
New York : Philomel Books, 1994.
Genre: Biography
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0399226923

Bruchac, Joseph. The boy who lived with the bears : and other Iroquois stories
New York : Harper Collins Publishers, 1995.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 006021287X

Bruchac, Joseph. Breaking silence : an anthology of contemporary Asian American poets
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press , 1983.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912678593

Bruchac, Joseph. Crazy horse's vision
New York : Lee & Low Books, 2000.
Genre: Biography
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 1880000946

Bruchac, Joseph. Dawn land
Golden, Colorado : Fulcrum Pub., 1993.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 155591134X

Bruchac, Joseph. Dog people : native dog stories
Golden, Colorado : Fulcrum Pub., 1995.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 1555912281 (hc)

Bruchac, Joseph. Eagle song
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803719183

Bruchac, Joseph. The earth under sky bear's feet : Native American poems of the land
New York : Philomel Books,, 1995.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 039922713X

Bruchac, Joseph. The faithful hunter : Abenaki stories
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1988.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0912678755

Bruchac, Joseph. The First Strawberries
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803713312

Bruchac, Joseph. Flow
Austin, Texas : Cold Mountain, 1975.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0915496003

Bruchac, Joseph. Flying with eagle, racing the bear : stories from Native north america
Bridgewater Books, 1993.
Genre: Short Stories

Bruchac, Joseph. Fox song
Toronto : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0195410009

Bruchac, Joseph. The girl who married the moon
Mahwah, N.J. : BridgeWater Books, 1994.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0816734801

Bruchac, Joseph. Gluskabe and the four wishes
New York : Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0525651640

Bruchac, Joseph. The good message of Handsome Lake
Greensboro : Univorn Press, Inc., 1979.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Bruchac, Joseph. The great ball game
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803715390

Bruchac, Joseph. The heart of a chief : a novel
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0803722761

Bruchac, Joseph. How Chipmunk got his stripes : a tale of bragging and teasing
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803724047

Bruchac, Joseph. Iroquois stories : heroes and heroines, monsters and magic
Trumansburg, N.Y. : Crossing Press, c1985.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0895941678

Bruchac, Joseph. The journal of Jesse Smoke : a Cherokee boy
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2001.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0439121973

Bruchac, Joseph. Keepers of the Night: Native Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children
Saskatoon : Fifth House Publishers, 1994.
ISBN: 1895618398

Bruchac, Joseph. Last stop : writings from Comstock prison
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1974.

Bruchac, Joseph. Lasting echoes : an oral history of Native American people
San Diego, Calif. : Silver Whistle, 1997.
Genre: Oral History
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 015201327X

Fawcett, Melissa Jayne; Bruchac, Joseph. Makiawisug : the gift of the little people
Uncasville, CT : Little People Publications, 1997.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0965693325

Bruchac, Joseph. Many nations : an alphabet of Native America
Mahwah, N.J. : Bridgewater Books,, 1997.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0816743894

Bruchac, Joseph. Native American animal stories
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages

Bruchac, Joseph. Native American games and stories
Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Kids, 2000.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 1555919790

Bruchac, Joseph. Native American stories
Golden, Colorado : Fulcrum Pub., 1991.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: All Ages

Bruchac, Joseph. The Native American sweat lodge : history & legends
Freedom, CA : Crossing Press, 1993.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0895946378 (hc.) / 089594636X (pbk.)

Bruchac, Joseph. Native wisdom
San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.
ISBN: 0062511726

Bruchac, Joseph. Near the mountains
Fredonia, N.Y. : White Pine Press, 1987.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0934834180

Bruchac, Joseph. New voices from the longhouse : anthology of contemporary Iroquois writing
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1989.
Genre: Anthologies
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912678682

Bruchac, Joseph. The next world
Trumansburg, N.Y. : Crossing Press, 1978.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0895940094 (pbk.)

Bruchac, Joseph. No borders : new poems
Duluth, Minn. : Holy Cow! Press, 1999.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0930100840

Bruchac, Joseph; Revard, Carter. Nuke chronicles
New York : Contract II Publications, 1980.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Bruchac, Joseph. Pushing up the sky : seven native American plays for children
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Genre: Drama
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803721684

Bruchac, Joseph. Raven tells stories : an anthology of contemporary Alaskan native writing
Greenfield Center, N.Y : Greenfield Review Press, 1991.
Genre: Anthologies
ISBN: 0912678801

Bruchac, Joseph. Return of the sun : Native American tales from the Northeast woodlands
Freedom, CA : Crossing Press, 1989.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0895943441

Bruchac, Joseph. Returning the gift : poetry and prose from the first North American Native writers' festival
Tucson, Arizona : University of Arizona Press, 1994.
Genre: Poetry / Prose
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816513767 0816514860

Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea : the story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
San Diego, Calif. : Silver Whistle, 2000.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0152022341

Bruchac, Joseph. Seeing the circle
Katonah, N.Y. : R.C. Owen Publishers, 1999.
Genre: Autobiography
ISBN: 1572743271

Bruchac, Joseph. Smoke rising : the Native North American literary companion
Detroit : Visible Ink Press, 1995.
Genre: Anthologies
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0787604798

Bruchac, Joseph. Songs from this earth on turtle's back : contemporary American Indian poetry
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Greenfield Review Press, 1983.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0912678585 (pbk.)

Bruchac, Joseph. Squanto's journey : the story of the first Thanksgiving
San Diego : Silver Whistle, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0152018174

Bruchac, Joseph. The story of the Milky Way : a Cherokee tale
New York : Dial books for Young Readers, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth

Bruchac, Joseph. Survival this way : interviews with American Indian poets
Tucson, Arizona : University of Arizona Press, 1987.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0816510245

Bruchac, Joseph. Tell me a tale : a book about storytelling
San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace, 1997.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0152012214

Bruchac, Joseph. Thirteen moons on turtle's back
New York : Philomel Books, 1992.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0399221417

Bruchac, Joseph. The Trail of Tears
New York : Random House, 1999.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0679890521

Bruchac, Joseph. Trails of tears, paths of beauty
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2000.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0792278666

Bruchac, Joseph. Translator's son
Merrick, N.Y. : Cross-Cultural Communications, 1980.
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0893048097

Bruchac, Joseph. Turtle meat and other stories
Duluth, Minn. : Holy Cow! Press, 1992.
Genre: Short Stories
ISBN: 0930100484

Bruchac, Joseph. The waters between : a novel of the dawn land
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0874518814

Bruchac, Joseph. When the Chenoo howls : native American tales of terror
New York : Walker and Co., 1998.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0802786383

Bruchac, Joseph. The wind eagle and other Abenaki stories
Greenfield Center, N.Y. : Bowman Books,, 1985.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 091267864X

Bruchac, Joseph. Words from the house of the dead : prison writings from Soledad
Trumansburg, N.Y. : Crossing Press, 1974.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0912278463 / 0912278471


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