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Gerald Vizenor    

Distinguished Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico

Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published more than thirty books that include narrative histories, literary studies, novels, essays, short stories, and poetry. Blue Ravens, a historical novels about Native Americans in the First World War, Favor of Crows, a collection of original haiku poems, Native Liberty: Natural Reason and Cultural Survivance, and Chair of Tears are his most recent books.

Vizenor was a delegate to the Constitutional Conventions and the Principal Writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. He received the American Book Award for Griever: An American Monkey King in China and for Shrouds of White Earth, the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Lifetime Literary Achievement Award from the Native Writer's Circle of the Americas.

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