Dee Brown

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General Information

Name: Dee Brown

Pen Name: None

Born: February 28, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana

Died: Dec. 12, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas (at age 94)

Illinois Connection

Brown was an agriculture librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1948 - 1972. While there, he earned a master's degree in library science and became a professor. His remains are interred in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dee Brown is best known for his work, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1971). He wrote prolifically on the American West. His work, Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow (1977), deals with the expansion of the railroads. Brown was an Agriculture Librarian and professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

Published Works

  • Wave High the Banner, Macrae Smith, 1942
  • Grierson's Raid, 1954
  • They Went Thataway, 1960
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Holt, 1970
  • Tales of the Warrior Ants, 1973
  • The Westerners, Holt, 1974
  • Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow, Holt, 1977
  • American Spa, Hot Springs Arkansas, Rose Publishing, 1982
  • Wonderous Times on the Frontier, August House, 1993
  • When the Century was Young, August House, 1993
  • Images of the Old West, Park Lane, 1996
  • Dee Brown`s Civil War Anthology, Clear Light, 1998

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Buffalo Award, 1971 for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1971.

Illinoisian of the Year, 1972 from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association

External Links

Dee Brown on WorldCat

Dee Brown on Amazon


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