Native American Authors
Louis Oliver (Little Coon), 1904-1991
Louis Oliver was born in Oklahoma, a Creek Indian and a descendant of the Golden Raccoon Clan. His poetry was both pastoral and idyllic. Oliver was said to be influenced by younger Native American poets.
Awards and Honors
Alexander Posey Literary Award, 1987.
Online resources by or about Louis Oliver:
I Do Not Waste What Is Wild … Louis (Little Coon) Oliver
Author: Maurice Kenny
Description: A piece written by Kenny about Oliver, from On Second Thought: A Compilation. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995, 258-259.)
Oklahoma Author: Louis (Little Coon) Oliver
Author: Karen Strom
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Oliver.
Books by Louis Oliver:
Oliver, Louis. Caught in a willow net: poems and stories
Greenfield Center, NY : Greenfield Review Press, 1983.
Oliver, Louis. Chasers of the sun: Creek Indian thoughts
New York : Greenfield Review Press, 1990.
Oliver, Louis. The horned snake
Merrick, N.Y. : Cross-Cultural Communications, 1982.
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