Mourning Dove on Native American Authors

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Mourning Dove (Hum-ishu-ma), 1888-1936



Mourning Dove was born in Idaho to an Okanogan father and a Colville mother, and died on August 8, 1936 at the age of forty-eight. Drawing from her experiences, Dove’s writings documented the unfair treatment of, and loss of identity suffered by, mixedbloods, particularly the abuse of mixedblood women by white men. She attended the Sacred Heart Convent in Ward, WA, and business school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Online resources by or about Mourning Dove:

Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket)
Author: Carol Miller
Type: authorbio
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 indepth biography, selected bibliography and related links.

URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/MourningDove.html

Books by Mourning Dove:

Mourning Dove. Cogewea, the half blood : a depiction of the great Montana cattle range
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1981.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803230699 / 0803281102 (pbk.)

Mourning Dove. Coyote stories
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0803231458 (h.c.) / 0803281697 (pbk.)

Mourning Dove. Mourning Dove : a Salishan autobiography
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
Genre: Autobiography

Mourning Dove. Mourning Dove’s Stories
San Diego, CA : San Diego State University, 1991.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0934931054

Mourning Dove. A Salishan Autobiography
University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0-0832-8207-9

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