Native American Authors
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
Campbell, Maria. The book of Jessica : a theatrical transformation
Toronto : Coach House Press, 1989.
Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1982.
ISBN: 0803263112 (pbk.)
Campbell, Maria. Little Badger and the fire spirit
Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1977.
Audience: All Ages
Campbell, Maria. People of the buffalo : how the Plains Indians lived
Vancouver : J. J. Douglas, 1976.
Campbell, Maria. Stories of the road allowance people
Penticton, B.C., Canada : Theytus Books, 1995.
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