Native American Authors
Alexander Lawrence Posey, 1873-1908
Alexander Lawrence Posey was born in the Creek Nation. Posey did not learn to speak English until he was fourteen years of age. He attended the Creek national school at Eufaula and then spent three years at Bacone Indian University. It was at the university that he developed his love of literature. His career included superintendent of the Creek school at Ikmulgee, Eufaula, and Wetumuka; superintendent of public instruction; owner and editor of the Indian Journal at Eufaula; and field worker for the Dawes Commission.
Books by Alexander Lawrence Posey:
Posey, Alexander Lawrence. The Fus Fixico Letters
Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Posey, Alexander Lawrence. The poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey
Topeka, Kansas : Crane, Printers, 1910.
Posey, Alexander Lawrence. Poems of Alexander Lawrence Posey, Creek Indian bard
Muskogee, Okla : Hoffman Printing Co, 1969.
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