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Maria Campbell, 1940-


Maria Campbell was born in 1940 in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. She is best known for her autobiography, Halfbreed, which relates her struggles as Metis woman in Canadian society. She was forced to quit school at the age of twelve after the death of her mother to take care of her siblings. Campbell says that she was sustained in spirit by her great-grandmother Cheechum who was her very best friend and confidante. Campbell sees herself more as a community worker than a writer.


Books by Maria Campbell:

Campbell, Maria. Achimoona
Saskatoon, Sask. : Fifth House, 1985.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0920079164

Campbell, Maria. The book of Jessica : a theatrical transformation
Toronto : Coach House Press, 1989.
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0889103801

Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1982.
Genre: Biography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803263112 (pbk.)

Campbell, Maria. Little Badger and the fire spirit
Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1977.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0771018827

Campbell, Maria. People of the buffalo : how the Plains Indians lived
Vancouver : J. J. Douglas, 1976.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0888940890

Campbell, Maria. Stories of the road allowance people
Penticton, B.C., Canada : Theytus Books, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 091944153X

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