Native American Authors
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn was born in 1930 in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, and raised on the reservation. She received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1977-78, and is a retired professor from Eastern Washington University, where she founded Wicazo Sa Review, a Native literary journal. She identifies her family’s literary and political background, her Dakota heritage, the northern plains landscape, Kiowa novelist N. Scott Momaday’s writings as her greatest influences.
Awards and Honors
National Endowment for the Humanities for Stanford University, 1978
Online resources by or about Elizabeth Cook-Lynn:
Author: Robin Renee Rehm
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn and Karen Strom
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Cook-Lynn.
How Scholarship Defames the Native Voice . . . and Why
Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
Description: A critical essay from wicazo sa review: A Journal of Native American Studies 15.2 (2000) 79-92.
Books by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn:
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Aurelia : a Crow Creek trilogy
Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1999.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. From the river’s edge
New York : Arcade Pub., 1991.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. I remember the fallen trees : new and selected poems
Cheney, Wash. : Eastern Washington University Press, 1998.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. The politics of hallowed ground : Wounded Knee and the struggle for Indian sovereignty
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1998.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. The power of horses and other stories
New York : Arcade Pub., 1990.
Genre: Short Stories
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Seek the house of relatives
Marvin, S.D. : Blue Cloud Quarterly Press, 1983.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Then Badger said this
Ye Galleon, 1983.
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Why I can’t read Wallace Stegner and other essays : a tribal voice
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.
ISBN: 0299151409 (h.c.)0299151441 (pbk.)