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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff  

Pen Name: None


Born: Charleston, Illinois

-- A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff on WorldCat --

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.

Published Works

  • American Indian Literatures, Modern Language Association, 1990
  • Literatures of the American Indian (young adult), Chelsea House, 1990
  • Life, Letters and Speeches, University of Nebraska Press, 1997
  • Wynema, A Child of the Forest, University of Nebraska Press, 1997
  • The Moccasin Maker, University of Oklahoma Press, 1998

Selected Titles At Your Library

American Indian literatures :
ISBN: 0873521870. OCLC Number:

Modern Language Association of America,. New York, NY :. 1990.

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:

University of Nebraska Press ;. Lincoln, Neb. :. 2006.

Wynema :
ISBN: 080321460X. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. ©1997.

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.

The moccasin maker /
ISBN: 0806130792. OCLC Number:

University of Oklahoma Press,. Norman, Okla. :. 1998.


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