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Born: February 28, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana
Died: Dec. 12, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas (at age 94)
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.
- 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
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
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