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Adrian C. Louis's Birthday

  • Born 1946 Nevada, USA (map)
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Adrian C. Louis was born and raised in northern Nevada and was an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. From 1984-1997, Louis taught at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. Louis was a Professor of English at Minnesota State University in Marshall. He wrote over a dozen books of poems and two works of fiction: Wild Indians & Other Creatures, short stories, and Skins, a novel. Skins was produced as a feature film with a theatrical release in 2002. Louis has won various writing awards, including fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation. His 2006 collection of poems, Logorrhea, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Louis died September 9, 2018.

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