Native American Authors
John Rollin Ridge (Yellow Bird/Cheesquatalawny), 1827-1867
John Rollin Ridge was born in the eastern Cherokee Nation where he was home schooled. He was raised by well educated parents who wanted the same for their children. Ridge received further education at the Great Barrington Academy in Massachusetts, then studied law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He later moved to California where he began his writing career. His career included editor for the Sacramento Bee and leader in the state Democratic party.
Books by John Rollin Ridge:
Ridge, John Rollin . The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit
Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, 1955.
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