James Welch

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Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Browning, MT
Death Date
Aug 4, 2003 (62)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1940
Birthplace
Browning, MT
Death Date
Aug 4, 2003 (62)

About

An American writer and poet, he was a founding author of the Native American Renaissance. His best-known works include the 1986 novel, Fools Crow, and the 1971 poetry collection, Riding the Earthboy.

Before Fame

While a student at the University of Montana, he took classes taught by author Richard Hugo. He published his first novel, Winter in the Blood, in 1974.

Trivia

He taught writing at both Cornell University and the University of Washington.

Family Life

He was descended from both the Blackfeet and Gros Ventre Native American tribes. He married Lois Welch and settled in Missoula, Montana.

Associated With

He wrote a book about George Armstrong Custer and The Battle of Little Bighorn.