Devon A. Mihesuah

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Devon Abbott Mihesuah (born 2 June 1957) is a Choctaw historian and writer, and a previous editor of the American Indian Quarterly.

Mihesuah's non-fiction work concentrates on stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native American peoples, customs and beliefs in academic writing.

Bibliography[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • Document of Expectations (Michigan State University Press, 2011)
  • Big Bend Luck (Booklocker, 2008)
  • The Lightning Shrikes (Lyons Press, 2004)
  • Grand Canyon Rescue (Booklocker, 2004)
  • Roads of My Relations (University of Arizona Press, 2000)

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2009)
  • Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness (Nebraska, 2005)
  • So You Want to Write About American Indians? A Guide for Scholars, Writers and Students (University of Nebraska Press, 2005)
  • ed. with Angela Cavender Wilson, Indigenizing the Academy: Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities (Nebraska, 2004)
  • ed. First to Fight: The Story of Henry Mihesuah (Nebraska, 2003)
  • American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism (Nebraska, 2003)
  • ed. Repatriation Reader: Who Owns Indian Remains? (Nebraska, 2000)
  • ed. Natives and Academics: Research and Writing About American Indians (Nebraska, 1998)
  • American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities (Clarity International, 1996)
  • Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1851-1909 (University of Illinois Press, 1993)

Awards[edit]

Trophy Award for the Best Fiction Book of 2011 presented by the Oklahoma Writers' Federation for Document of Expectations

Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History Award presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907

Trophy Award for the Best Non-Fiction Book of 2009 presented by the Oklahoma Writers' Federation for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907

Finalist, Oklahoma Book Award for Choctaw Crime and Punishment, 1884-1907

Special Award of the Jury of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, for Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness; Finalist for Best in the World Cookbook.

Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers' Best Research Book of the Year; Finalist, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights; and Arizona Writer’s Association Best Non-Fiction Book Honorable Mention for So You Want to Write About American Indians? A Guide for Scholars, Students and Writers

Finalist Oklahoma Book Awards, Grand Canyon Rescue

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Young Adult Novel Award for Lost and Found.

Arizona Writers’ Association Best Book of the Year, for Grand Canyon Rescue.

Wordcrafters’ Circle of Native Writers’ Journal Editor of the Year Award for the American Indian Quarterly, 2001

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Trophy Award for Best Fiction Book for The Roads of My Relations

Critics' Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association for Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing About American Indians.

Critics' Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association, for Cultivating the Rosebuds.

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