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Eugene Delorme


Eugene Delorme was born in Marty, South Dakota and has spent much of his life in prison for theft and parole violations. In his writings, he describes prison life and the problems faced by Native Americans. He co-authored a book on prison language and culture, and his autobiography describes his journey from South Dakota to a troubled childhood in Aberdeen, Washington and finally to the Washington State Penitentiary.


Books by Eugene Delorme:

Delorme, Eugene. Chief : the life history of Eugene Delorme, imprisoned Santee Sioux
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Genre: Biography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803214693

Delorme, Eugene. The joint : language and culture in a maximum security prison
Springfield, Ill. : Thomas, 1984.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0398049114

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