Message #215:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Native American Authors
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 1997 20:42:16 -0700

From:	Native American Authors 

Native American Authors

This website provides information on Native North American authors with
bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and
links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal
websites. Currently the website primarily contains information on
contemporary Native American authors, although some historical authors are
represented. The website will continue to expand, adding additional
authors, books and web resources. 

The Native American Authors website was created for the Internet Public
Library by five graduate students in the University of Michigan's SI 726
class taught by the Director of the Internet Public Library, Joseph Janes.
Within a three month period, Nicole Campbell, Karen Jania, Lorri Mon,
Michelle Sampson and Yolisa Soul researched approximately 400 authors, 700
books and 200 URLs, and contacted nearly 100 Native American authors and
other members of the Native American community for input and guidance in
creating this Native Authors web resource. 

The Native American Authors resource was envisioned as way to help people
around the world learn about and celebrate the achievements, lives and
works of these important authors. Due to time limitations, we decided to
limit our authors to those of North America, native by bloodlines rather
than federal tribal recognition, with emphasis on contemporary authors.
Originally we wanted to include artists of all genres, but once again due
to time constraints we were only able to include artists of the written
word with the exception of some oral story tellers. Perhaps a future project?

Resources used to locate our information include printed works, Library of
Congress and other on-line bibliographic databases, and the World Wide Web.
Information is as accurate as the resources that were available to us.
Whenever possible we used several sources to verify information. Any author
finding inaccuracies or omissions is encouraged to submit corrections and
additions. We also welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Native American Authors