Janet Campbell Hale

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Janet Campbell Hale (born January 11, 1946, Riverside, California)[1] is a Native American writer. Her father was a full-blood Coeur d'Alene, and her mother was of Kootenay, Cree and Irish descent.

Her work often explores issues of Native American identity and discusses poverty, abuse, and the condition of women in society. She wrote Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter, which includes a discussion of the Native American experience as well as stories from her own life. She also wrote The Owl's Song, The Jailing of Cecilia Capture and Women on the Run.

Janet Campbell Hale currently lives on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation in De Smet, Idaho.

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  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 & 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  • Kratzert, M. "Native American Literature: Expanding the Canon", Collection Building, volume 17/1 (1998), page 4
  • Dennis, Helen M. Native American Literature: Towards a Spatialized Reading. London, Routledge Publ., (2006), pp. 90–103

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