Native American Authors
Peter Blue Cloud (Aroniawenrate), 1935-
Blue Cloud was born to the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk tribe on the Caughnawaga Reserve in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada. He is noted for combining Native American myths with contemporary issues. He has worked as ironworker, logger, carpenter and woodcutter and was previously associated with journal Akwesasne Notes and the journal Indian Magazine. Blue Cloud is especially noted for his use of the Coyote figure in his stories and poems.
Awards and Honors
American Book Award, before Columbus Foundation, 1981.
Books by Peter Blue Cloud:
Blue Cloud, Peter. Alcatraz is not an island
Berkeley : Wingbow Press, 1972.
Blue Cloud, Peter. Back then tomorrow
Brunswick, ME : Blackberry Press, 1978.
Genre: Short Stories
Blue Cloud, Peter. Clans of many nations : selected poems, 1969-1994
Fredonia, N.Y. : White Pine Press, 1995.
Blue Cloud, Peter. Elderberry flute song : contemporary coyote tales
Buffalo, New York : White Pine Press, 1989.
Blue Cloud, Peter. The other side of nowhere : contemporary coyote tales
Fredonia, N.Y. : White Pine Press, 1990.
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 1877727008 (pbk.)
Blue Cloud, Peter. Sketches in winter, with crows
New York, NY : Strawberry Press, 1984.
Blue Cloud, Peter. White corn sister
New York : Strawberry Press, 1979.
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