| Share
 

Michael Dorris

anthropologist, writer
Born: 1/30/1945
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Noted as the founder (1972) of the Native American Studies program at Dartmouth College, he was also known for his award-winning book The Broken Cord (1989), which chronicles his experiences as the adoptive father of a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. He also wrote a number of fiction works, including A Yellow Raft in Blue Water (1987). He was married to the poet and novelist Louise Erdrich from 1981 until his death.

Died: 4/10/1997

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Michael DornDJohn Dos Passos

More on Michael Dorris from Infoplease:

  • Michael Dorris - Michael Dorris writer Age: 52 Dorris's breakthrough The Broken Cord brought fetal alcohol ...
  • American-Indian Biographies—A to Z - Read biographies of notable American Indians, including Sherman Alexie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Will Rogers, Jim Thorpe, Sitting Bull, Tecumseh, and more.
  • Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky. - Information on Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky. — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames, and other trivia.
  • Louise Erdrich - Louise Erdrich writer Born: July 6, 1954 Birthplace: Little Falls, Minnesota With recurring ...
  • American Indian Quotations - All I try to do is portray Indians as we are, in creative ways. With imagination and poetry. I think a lot of Native American literature is stuck in one idea...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring
 
Warning: include(Mobile_Detect.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mobile_Detect.php' for inclusion (include_path='/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Mail:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_Socket:/site/lib/vendor/pear-pear.php.net/Net_SMTP:.:/site/lib:/site/vendor:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php:/site/html') in /site/html/template/www.infoplease.com/trailer.php on line 412