Ella Cara Deloria

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Birthday
31, 1889
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Feb 12, 1971 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1889
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Feb 12, 1971 (82)

About

Anthropologist and novelist of Yankton Dakota background who recorded Sioux oral history and legends. She also wrote the novel Waterlily in the 1940s, though it wasn't published until 1988.

Before Fame

She was brought up on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation at Wakpala in South Dakota.

Trivia

At the time of her death, she was in the process of compiling a dictionary of the Lakota language.

Family Life

Her parents were named Mary Sully Bordeaux Deloria and Philip Joseph Deloria.

Associated With

She and Lynn Shelton both studied at Oberlin College.

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