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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff  

Pen Name: None


Born: Charleston, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

A. Lavonne Ruoff was born, raised, educated and worked in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff is Professor Emerita, from the Department of English, at the University of Illinois in Chicago.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

American Indian literatures :
ISBN: 0873521870. OCLC Number: 22273809

Modern Language Association of America,. .

SCOTT (copy 2) The Hédi Bouraoui Collection in Maghrebian and Franco-Ontario Literatures is the gift of University Professor Emeritus Hédi Bouraoui.

Life, letters and speeches /
ISBN: 0803264631. OCLC Number: 65766613

University of Nebraska Press ;. .

Literatures of the American Indian
ISBN: 9781438162140. OCLC Number: 936766381

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This book traces the history of American Indian literature, which came into existence about 28,000 years before Europeans began to write of their experiences in North America. It discusses how Indian storytellers use songs, stories, and ritual dramas to preserve and celebrate their history and heritage.

The moccasin maker /
ISBN: 0806130792. OCLC Number: 38930609

University of Oklahoma Press,. .

Wynema :
ISBN: 9780803263789. OCLC Number: 35029616

University of Nebraska Press,. .

Originally published in 1891, Wynema is the first novel known to have been written by a woman of American Indian descent. Set against the sweeping and often tragic cultural changes that affected southeastern native peoples during the late nineteenth century, it tells the story of a lifelong friendship between two women from vastly different backgrounds - Wynema Harjo, a Muscogee Indian, and Genevieve Weir, a Methodist teacher from a genteel Southern family. Both are firm believers in women's rights and Indian reform; both struggle to overcome prejudice and correct injustices between sexes and races. Callahan uses the conventional traditions of a sentimental domestic romance to deliver an elegant plea for tolerance, equality, and reform.