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Mardi Oakley Medawar


Medawar, a North Carolina Cherokee born in Olla, Louisiana, is an award-winning author, artist, lecturer, and historian. She is a member of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, Western Writers, and Sisters In Crime. Among her writings is a mystery series featuring Tay-bodal, a late 19th century Kiowa healer. Medawar attended San Diego State University, and has taught writing at several schools and programs. Medawar currently lives and works on the Red Cliff Chippewa Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.

Awards and Honors

Prose Fiction Writer of the Year Award, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers (for Death at Rainy Mountain), 1998.
Medicine Pipe Bearer’s Award (Best First Western Novel), Western Writers of America (for People of the Whistling Waters, 1994.


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The Mystery and Humor of Mardi Oakley Medawar
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Books by Mardi Oakley Medawar:

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. Death at Rainy Mountain
New York : St Martin’s Press, 1996.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312143109

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. The Ft. Larned Incident
New York : St Martin’s Press, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312208782

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. The Misty Hills Of Home
New York : Penguin Group, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0451190866

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. Murder at Medicine Lodge
New York : St Martin’s Press, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 031219252

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. People of the Whistling Waters
Encampment, Wyo. : Affiliated Writers of America, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1879915057

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. Remembering the Osage Kid
New York : Bantam, 1999.
Genre: Fiction

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. Witch of the Palo Duro
New York : St Martin’s Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312170653

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