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Barney Bush, 1946-


Barney Bush was born in Illinois. After completing high school, Bush hitchhiked across the United States for several years. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1972 with degrees in Art and History. He became involved in the American Indian Movement, and helped to establish the Institute of the Southern Plains, a Cheyenne Indian School in Oklahoma. In 1980 he earned a Master’s degree in English and Fine Arts from the University of Idaho. He is a poet and author, and also performs and records his own music, and has taught creative writing at the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Awards and Honors

Grand Award for Poetry
National Indian Arts Exhibition, 1975.


Online resources by or about Barney Bush:

New Mexico Writer’s Contact Directory: Barney Bush
Author: Tumblewords
Type: authorbio
Description: Contact info and a short bio of Bush.


Books by Barney Bush:

Bush, Barney. Inherit the blood : poetry and fiction
Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1985.
Genre: Poetry / Fiction

Bush, Barney. My horse and a jukebox
Los Angeles : American Indian Studies Center, University of California, 1979.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Bush, Barney. Petroglyphs
Greenfield Center, NY : Greenfield Review Press, 1981.

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