Native American Authors
Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel
Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel was born in 1918 and currently (2006) resides in California’s Central Valley, a region about which she has written countless poems. Wilma was one of thousands who emigrated from Oklahoma to California during the Dust Bowl years of the mid-1930’s.
McDaniel has published more than sixteen books of poetry and is the subject of a film documentary by Chris Simon, “Down an Old Road: The Poetic Life of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel.”
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