Native American Authors

Edward Goodbird , 1870-1938


Edward Goodbird was born in 1870 and was the son of Buffalo Bird Woman. He was a successful rancher and then the first Indian Christian minister on the reservation. He was for a long time in constant conflict between his religion and the Christian religion he had adopted. Goodbird's coloring book provides a valuable source for teachers with information on the history and culture of the Hidatsa people.


Online resources by or about Edward Goodbird:

The Claiming of Christ: Native American Postcolonial Discourses
Author: Irene S. Vernon
Type: authorbio
Description: This critical essay from the Summer, 1999 issue of MELUS looks at the relationship between Native American writers (including Apess, Goodbird and Eastman) and Christianity.

Goodbird the Indian: His Story (Book Review)
Author: Native American Books
Type: authorbio
Description: This book review also contains an interesting biography of Edward Goodbird.

Books by Edward Goodbird:

Goodbird, Edward. Coloring Book of Hidatsa Stories
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth

Goodbird, Edward. Goodbird the Indian : his story
St. Paul, Minnesota : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1985.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0873511883 (pbk.)

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