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Cheewa James


Cheewa James is a writer and TV producer of Modoc heritage, and is the great-granddaughter of the Modoc warrior Shacknasty Jim. She was born on the Klamath Reservation in Oregon, and grew up in Taos, New Mexico. She studied at Colorado College, the University of Oregon and the University of Missouri, earning a B.A. in Communications from Northwest Missouri State University as well as a secondary teaching certificate. Her career has included working as a ranger-interpreter for the National Park Service, and as a reporter, anchorwoman, author, publisher and lecturer. She currently lives in Sacramento, California.

Awards and Honors

Oregon Television Golden Mike Award, 1982
National Golden Mike Award, 1982
UPI International Awards for documentaries and news reporting


Online resources by or about Cheewa James:

Cheewa James
Author: Cheewa James
Type: authorbio
Description: Website for Cheewa James which includes links for online writings, biographical information and color photos of the author.

URL: http://www.cheewa.com/

Meet Our Authors: Cheewa James
Author: Health Communications, Inc.
Type: authorbio
Description: Publisher’s web page for the author.

URL: http://www.hci-online.com/cjames/

Modoc Indians : A Native American Saga
Author: Cheewa James
Type: etext
Description: History of the Modoc people of California written by Modoc author Cheewa James.

URL: http://www.cheewa.com/modocart.htm

Books by Cheewa James:

James, Cheewa. Catch the whisper of the wind: inspirational stories and proverbs from Native Americans
Deerfield Beach, FL : Health Communications, 1995.
Genre: Short Stories / Folklore
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 1558743693

James, Cheewa. Modoc: The Tribe That Wouldn’t Die
Naturegraph, 2008.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0-87961-275-4

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