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Not to be confused with: Christos, Christo or Christus.

Chrystos[pronunciation?] (born November 7, 1946) is a Menominee rights activist and poet. Prior to being published, she worked as a home caretaker, and an activist for Turtle Mountain Band of Chipewa, Norma Jean Croy (involved in a firefight with police), and Leonard Peltier.

Life and career[edit]

Born in San Francisco, United States, Chrystos is a Lesbian- and Two-Spirit-identified writer who focuses on themes revolving around the violence that adjoins everyday life in many urban areas.[1] She also tries to incorporate an awareness of universal currents in her works, introducing a diverse mixture of characters and ideas. Her first published work, Not Vanishing, concentrates on a Native American woman and the environment she returns to after work, a life shielded from mainstream cultural understanding.

She has lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington since 1980.[2][3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sorrel, Lorraine, "Not Vanishing", review in Off Our Backs. Washington: Mar 31, 1989. Vol.19, Iss. 3.
  2. ^ "Chrystos: biography", Voices from the Gaps (University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts), retrieved 2012-01-25 
  3. ^ Local authors, Bainbridge Public Library, March 26, 2011, retrieved 2012-01-25 

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