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Virginia Stroud, 1949-


Virginia Stroud was born in Madera, California where she lived with a Kiowa family after the death of her parents. Stroud went to Oklahoma where she attended Bacone Junior College and the University of Oklahoma. Stroud, who is also an illustrator, is especially known for her painting that depicts every day life of Native Americans.

Awards and Honors

1st place, American Indian Artists Exhibition at the Philbrook Art Center, 1970.
Artist of the Year; Indian Arts and Crafts Association, 1982.Miss Cherokee Tribal Princess, 1969-70Miss National Congress of American Indians, 1970-71Miss Indian America, 1971


Books by Virginia Stroud:

Stroud, Virginia. Doesn’t Fall Off His Horse
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803716346

Stroud, Virginia. The path of the quiet elk : a Native American alphabet book
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth

Stroud, Virginia. A walk to the great mystery
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth

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