Emerson Blackhorse Mitchell on Native American Authors

Native American Authors

Emerson Blackhorse Mitchell, 1945-


Emerson Blackhorse Barney Mitchell was born near Shiprock, New Mexico. Mitchell attended the Intermountain Indian School, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Fort Lewis College. Mitchell has taught Navajo Social Studies at Rock Point Community School in Chinle, Arizona and Navajo Music at Rough Rock Demonstration School.

Awards and Honors

National Poetry Day Award, 1964
Vincent Price Creative Writing Award, 1965
Scottsdale Award for Short Story


Books by Emerson Blackhorse Mitchell:

Mitchell, Emerson Blackhorse. Miracle Hill: The Story of a Navajo Boy
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.
Genre: Autobiography

Mitchell, Emerson Blackhorse. The Whispering Wind
New York : Doubleday, 1972.
Genre: Fiction

Return to Native American Authors Home