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Marilou Awiakta

Marilou Awiakta

Marilou Awiakta is a Native American author of the Cherokee tribe. She was born on January 24, 1936 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is renowned for writing several books that blend stories, essays and poetry. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1958 receiving a B.A. in both English and French. She worked as a civilian liaison officer and translator for the U.S. Air Force at Laon Air Force Base, France from 1964-1967. Information derived from Wikipedia

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Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery

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Marilou Awiakta

Based on actual events in 1833, Rising Fawn tells the poignant and triumphant story of a child swept up in the chaos of the Removal. A soldier rescues Rising Fawn and takes her to live with his relatives in Memphis. Though otherwise kindly, the adoptive parents want Rising Fawn to "be like us"; she retreats into silence. Gradually, mutual respect grows between adults and child.

SELU

Artist - Author: 
Marilou Awiakta

Rooted in the stories of the Cherokee Corn Mother, Selu, and of the teacher of hunters, Awi Usdi (Little Deer), these stories, essays, drawings, and poems revolve around the fundamental Indian concepts of respect and balance.