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  1. Shadow Tag: A Novel by Louise Erdrich, 2010-02-01
  2. The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich, 2010-09-01
  3. Tracks by Louise Erdrich, 2004-03
  4. The Plague of Doves: A Novel (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2009-05-01
  5. The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2005-07-01
  6. The Painted Drum: A Novel (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2006-09-01
  7. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse: A Novel (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2009-05-01
  8. The Red Convertible: Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008 by Louise Erdrich, 2010-01-01
  9. The Bingo Palace (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2006-09-01
  10. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, 2002-06-03
  11. Four Souls : A Novel (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2005-07-01
  12. Love Medicine: Newly Revised Edition (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2009-05-01
  13. Love Medicine (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich, 2000-06
  14. Love Medicine : A Novel (Perennial Classics) by Louise Erdrich, 2005-08-01

1. Louise Erdrich - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Karen Louise Erdrich (born June 7, 1954) is a Native American author of novels, poetry, and children s books. She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe
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Minnesota United States ... Occupation Novelist, short story writer, poet Genres Native American literature Literary movement Postmodernism Influences William Faulkner Influenced Craig Womack Website Karen Louise Erdrich (born June 7 ) is a Native American author of novels poetry , and children's books . She is an enrolled member of the Anishinaabe nation (also known as Ojibway and Chippewa ). She is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant Native writers of the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance
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Erdrich was born, the eldest of seven children, to Ralph and Rita Erdrich in Little Falls, Minnesota . Her father was German-American while her mother was French and Anishinabe . Her grandfather, Patrick Gourneau, served as a tribal chairman for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians . Erdrich grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota

2. Native American Authors: Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich was born in 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota and grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota where her parents worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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Louise Erdrich , 1954-
Louise Erdrich was born in 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota and grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota where her parents worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She received an M.A. degree from the John Hopkins University in 1979. Erdrich's fiction and poetry, draws on her Chippewa heritage to examine complex familial and sexual relationships among full and mixed blood Native Americans as they struggle with questions of identity in white European American culture. She is a novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist and a critic.
Awards and Honors
John Simon Guggenheim Award, 1985.
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose - Children's Literature) award, 2000 (for The Birchbark House (Photo courtesy of Facts on File, American Historical Images on File: The Native American Experience )
Online resources by or about Louise Erdrich:
An Emissary of the Between-World
Author: Katie Bacon
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Description: An interview with Erdrich from the 1/17/01 issue of Atlantic Unbound

3. Louise Erdrich --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
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5. Louise Erdrich Biography And Summary
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6. Erdrich's Tracks
In Louise Erdrich’s novel Tracks, humor provides powerful medicine as the Chippewa tribe . erdrich louise. Tracks. New York Harper Collins, 1988.
Native American Humor: Powerful Medicine in Louise Erdrich's Tracks by Leslie Gregory Tracks , humor provides powerful medicine as the Chippewa tribe struggles for their physical, spiritual, and cultural survival at the beginning of the twentieth century. While the ability to approach life with a sense of humor is not unique to any one society, it is an intrinsic quality of Native American life. “There is, and always has been, humor among Indians . . . ” (Lincoln 22). In deference to their history, this can best be described as survival humor, one which “transcends the void, questions fatalism, and outlasts suffering” (Lincoln 45). Through their capacity to draw common strength from shared humor, Native Americans demonstrate how “kinship interconnects comically . . . . [in] a kind of personal tribalism that begins with two people, configurates around families, composes itself in extended kin and clan, and ends up defining a culture” (Lincoln 63). In Tracks , the power of Native American humor to profoundly affect human experience is portrayed through the characters of Nanapush and Fleur. In his role as “Nanabush” the trickster, a central figure in Chippewa (Ojibwa) storytelling, Nanapush demonstrates the power of Native American humor in his own life, when he challenges the gods and cheats death by playing a trick on them: “During the year of the sickness, when I was the last one left, I saved myself by starting a story . . . . I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on” (Erdrich 46). The trickster figure is characterized as a man of many guises, dualistic in nature—good and bad—and often considered quite a lover. He is a survivor, physically and psychologically. As one who endures, he transcends the temporal and functions as an affirmation of the self. The trickster is also “central to the tribe’s worldview,” with power that extends beyond himself, guiding his people toward a view of themselves and of

7. - Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota,
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Louise Erdrich is one of the most gifted, prolific, and challenging of contemporary Native American novelists. Born in 1954 in Little Falls, Minnesota, she grew up mostly in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her parents taught at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Her fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage: German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother. She worked at various jobs, such as hoeing sugar beets, farm work, waitressing, short order cooking, lifeguarding, and construction work, before becoming a writer. She attended the Johns Hopkins creative writing program and received fellowships at the McDowell Colony and the Yaddo Colony. After she was named writer-in-residence at Dartmouth, she married professor Michael Dorris and raised several children, some of them adopted. She and Michael became a picture-book husband-and-wife writing team, though they wrote only one truly collaborative novel, THE CROWN OF COLUMBUS (1991).
THE ANTELOPE WIFE was published in 1998, not long after her separation from Michael and his subsequent suicide. Some reviewers believed they saw in THE ANTELOPE WIFE the anguish Erdrich must have felt as her marriage crumbled, but she has stated that she is unconscious of having mirrored any real-life events.

8. Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich (1954) is one of 52 authors who appear on our Notable Writers of Color poster, on display in the English Department Advising Office.

9. Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich That is true of women I have known. We are taught to present a demure face to the world and yet there is a kind of wild energy behind it in
Women Weaving the World Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth by Mary Magoulick (from the dissertation: Coming to Life Of course, I’m ambivalent, I’m human. There are times I wish that I were one thing or the other, but I am a mixed-blood. Psychically doomed, another mixed-blood friend once joked. The truth is that my background is such a rich mixed bag I’d be crazy to want to be anything else. . . . Through the difficulty of embracing our own contradictions we gain sympathy for the range of ordinary failures and marvels. ~ Louise Erdrich 1993 After I got out of college, I kicked around a lot, and I finally ended up working for the Boston Indian Council. . . . There were lots of people with mixed blood, lots of people who had their own confusions. I realized that this was part of my life – it wasn’t something that I was making up – and that it was something I wanted to write about. I wanted to tell it because it was something that should be told. I was forced to write about it. [laughs] I didn’t choose the material; it chose me. ~ Louise Erdrich, 1991

10. The American Novel . Literary Timeline . Authors . Louise Erdrich | PBS
Louise Erdrich was born in 1954, the oldest of seven children, and raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota, where her OjibwaFrench mother and German-American
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11. Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich is one of America’s most celebrated Native American authors. Born in 1954, she grew up in North Dakota, where her parents were teachers at
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Louise Erdrich is one of America’s most celebrated Native American authors. Born in 1954, she grew up in North Dakota, where her parents were teachers at the Bureau of Indian affairs. However, while the author is most closely identified as a Native American, Erdrich is actually of mixed race: her father is German, and her mother is Ojibwa and French. Her writing often reflects the struggle to claim a distinct identity in her multicultural world. Frequently, Erdrich’s novels deal with the cyclical nature of time, an important concept to Native Americans. Her characters often include a “trickster,” a mischievous troublemaker who makes appearances in the folktales of old. Before her solo success, Erdrich collaborated with her husband on children’s books. Some of her best-known novels include Love Medicine The Beet Queen , and The Antelope Wife
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  • Erdrich comes from a long line of storytellers. In a 1991 interview in
  • 12. Famous Native American Women - Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich is known for her moving and often humorous portrayals of Chippewa life in North Dakota in poetry and prose. In her verse and in novels such
    Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich is known for her moving and often humorous portrayals of Chippewa life in North Dakota in poetry and prose. In her verse and in novels such as Love Medicine, Tracks, The Bingo Palace, and The Beet Queen, she draws on her years in North Dakota and on her German and Chippewa heritage to portray the great endurance of women and Native Americans in twentieth-century America. She has won an array of awards and substantial recognition for her novels, as well as for her short stories, poetry, and essays. Karen Louise Erdrich was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, in 1954 and grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, a town on the border of Minnesota. Her father, Ralph Louis, was a teacher with the U.S. government's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at Wahpeton, and her mother, Rita Joanne Gourneau, was a BIA employee at the Wahpeton Indian school. The family lived in employee housing at the school, and Erdrich attended public schools and spent a few years at St. Johns, a Catholic school. She later noted that Catholicism-with its strong sense of ritual-had a powerful effect on her that remained a part of her even after she stopped practicing the religion. Edrich's German heritage comes from her father, and her three-eighths Chippewa heritage comes from her mother. She often visited her mother's people at Turtle Mountain Reservation, situated near Belcourt, North Dakota, when she was growing up. Her Grandfather, Pat Gourneau, served as tribal chairman at Turtle Mountain for many years. She described him as having a clear understanding of-and involvement in-both Indian and Christian experience. Erdrich's admiration for her grandfather can be seen in several of the complex male characters in her writings.

    13. Louise Erdrich From HarperCollins Publishers
    Official website of the author, provided by HarperCollins. Features biography, bibliography, mailing list and information about recent releases.

    14. VG: Artist Biography: Erdrich, Louise
    In a 1985 interview with Laura Coltelli, Karen louise erdrich was asked if she considered herself to be a poet or a storyteller. erdrich replied, Oh
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        The earth was full of life and there were dandelions growing out the window, thick as thieves, already seeded, fat as big yellow plungers. She let my hand go. I got up. "I'll go out and dig a few dandelions," I told her. Outside, the sun was hot and heavy as a hand on my back. I felt it flow down my arms, out my fingers, arrowing through the ends of the fork into the earth. With every root I prized up there was a return, as if I was kin to its secret lesson. The touch got stronger as I worked through the grassy afternoon. Uncurling from me like a seed out of the blackness where I was lost, the touch spread. The spiked leaves full of bitter mother's milk. A buried root. A nuisance people dig up and throw in the sun to wither. A globe of frail seeds that's indestructible.
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        In a 1985 interview with Laura Coltelli, Karen Louise Erdrich was asked if she considered herself to be a poet or a storyteller. Erdrich replied, "Oh, a storyteller, a writer." Her own life story, as well as her novels and poems, are what make Louise Erdrich so widely known. Erdrich, the oldest of seven children, was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, on June 7, 1954. The daughter of French Ojibwe mother and German American father, Louise Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. Erdrich's large extended family lived nearby, affecting her writing life from an early age.

    15. Louise Erdrich louise erdrich s BibliographyBibliography of poetry, novels and other works, compiled by Modern American Poetry.

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    16. Louise Erdrich
    Karen louise erdrich was born in Little Falls, Minnesota on June 7, 1954. Her mother is French Ojibwe and her father is German American.
    Louise Erdrich compiled by Toni Nelson
    Works Cited "Louise Erdrich." The Native American Rights Fund. <> (9 July 1997). Sprenger, Polly. "More Love Medicine." The Minnesota Daily Online. <http://www.daily.> (9 July 1997). Jones Jr., Malcolm. "The Death of a Native Son." Newsweek . 28 April 1997: 68-69.
    photo courtesy of The Minnesota Daily On-line Other information about Louise Erdrich: Michael Dorris: a brief biography about the life of Louise Erdrich's husband In her own words: quotable quotes straight from Erdrich's mouth Awards that Erdrich has won Works: a complete listing (as far as I know) of Erdrich's works Similar links: including a Kashpaw and Nanapush family tree "L'Magique Fleur:" Reader Response criticism written by Toni Nelson If you have comments or suggestions, e-mail me at last updated 9/11/00

    17. The SALON Interview: Louise Erdrich
    gripes Eleanor to the other three exwives of Jack, an irresistible lout around whom louise erdrich spins her latest multi-voiced novel, Tales of Burning
    Louise Erdrich
    The creative instinct
    Being the mother of five children
    has deepened her art, says the author
    of "Love Medicine" and
    the new "Tales of Burning Love" By ROBERT SPILLMAN "how is it that we all, constantly, apologize for that womanizing, weak-spirited, failed contractor, our husband?" gripes Eleanor to the other three ex-wives of Jack, an irresistible lout around whom Louise Erdrich spins her latest multi-voiced novel, "Tales of Burning Love." Driving away from Jack's funeral the wives are caught in a sudden squall that strands them under an overpass outside of Fargo, North Dakota. As the snow buries their car, the women stave off the bitter cold and fatal sleep by telling each other very different tales of Jack's ever-changing financial and amorous arrangements. Like many of her characters, Jack included, Erdrich is of mixed Native American descent; her mother is French Ojibwa, while her father, who according to family legend was born in a tornado, is German American. Erdrich's parents worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as teachers on a nearby North Dakota reservation and she recalls that her father regularly recited memorized poetry Frost and Byron to her and her six siblings. Erdrich started her literary career as a poet, supporting herself by working at a Kentucky Fried Chicken and on road construction crews. At 28, Erdrich published her first novel "Love Medicine" which had been rejected by numerous publishing houses when her husband, the author Michael Dorris, resubmitted it, posing as her literary agent. Despite a modest first print run, "Love Medicine" was a phenomenal word-of-mouth success, selling 400,000 copies in hardback and winning the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award.

    18. Louise Erdrich (Chippewa) (b. 1954)
    Syllabus for discussion of themes in author s stories.
    Louise Erdrich (Chippewa) (b. 1954)
    Contributing Editor: Andrew O. Wiget
    Classroom Issues and Strategies
    One problem in teaching Love Medicine is the intensity of religious experience, which many students in today's secular society may have difficulty relating to. Another is the surrealistic imagery that Marie Lazarre uses in describing her relationship with Sister Leopolda. And yet a third is understanding the historical and cultural context of reservation life at this period of time in the 1930s. In terms of the historical and cultural context, I would point out to students that Indian reservations in the 1930s were notorious for their poverty, their high mortality rate, their chronic unemployment, and the destruction of the fabric of Native American social and cultural forms. One of the principal policies of the United States government was to transform Native Americans into carbon copies of Anglo-Americans, and one of the principal ways that they hoped to accomplish this, ever since the Grant administration in the 1870s, was through religion. During the 1870s, the Native American communities were allocated among the various major Christian sects, and missionary activity was understood to be an agent of social and cultural transformation. The objective was to get rid of the Indian while saving the man. Culture was imagined as a number of practices and behaviors and customs, whichif they could be changedwould eliminate all the historic obstacles to the Indians' participation in Anglo-American culture. Of course, if they were eliminated, so would the Indian nest be eliminated. Religion then is hardly a simple spiritual force, but an agent of the interests of the Euro-American majority. Such an understanding, I think, should help students appreciate the intensity with which Marie and Sister Leopolda enter their confrontation.

    19. Birchbark Books
    For a complete list of louise erdrich s Books follow the link! Please Note louise erdrich does not reply to email or phone messages sent to BirchBark
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    20. Louise Erdrich ~ A Feast Of Words
    An annotated bibliography of the novels of louise erdrich, North Dakota writer of American Indian fiction, with links to reviews of her work and related
    Louise Erdrich:
    A Feast of Words
    Read my full reviews of The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and The Antelope Wife Order them at [ The Antelope Wife The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Minnesota is turning into a hotbed of Indian writers , and Louise Erdrich is the best of them. Her milieu is the old Turtle Mountain/Pembina Reservation, which sprawled across the Red River halfway into North Dakota. Her books wind around a group of families through a half-dozen generations, and her characters appear and reappear as the landscape resolved to new definition. The books are very much like vision itself, with the play of distance and focus and light. Tales of Burning Love , which one reviewer described as a mainstream novel outside her standard venue, actually begins by introducing us to the man that June Morrissey walked away from, that fateful night in Love Medicine , and ends with Jack Mauser back 'home,' building the Bingo Palace for Lyman Lamartine. Gerry Nanapush, Erdrich's mythic remaking of Leonard Peltier, and the Lamartines all play a significant part in the action. Nanapush's wife Dot Adare, Jack's fifth wife and once the protagonist of The Beet Queen )? The nuns? What new territory? Check your notes.

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