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.

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.

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)

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