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General Information

Name:  Ernest L Schusky  

Pen Name: Ernest Schusky

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1931 in Portsmouth, Ohio

-- Ernest L Schusky on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I lived in Chicago from 1955 to 1958 while earning a Ph. D in anthropology at the Unviersity of Chicago. In 1960 I moved to Collinsville after becoming a professor of anthropology at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. I still reside in Collinsville.

Biographical and Professional Information

My dissertation research was among the Dakota Indians and I continued research among Indians. In retirement I am writing fiction about Southwestern Indians, but my first novel was about the prehistory of Cahokia Mounds since I live less than a mile from the site. The novel views ancient Cahokia through the eyes of a young woman brought to the site as a servant wife and for her knowledge of languages. The title of the novel is ''JOURNEY TO THE SUN''. I have a non-fiction work for the young reader, ''ANCIENT SPLENDOR OF PREHISTORIC CAHOKIA''.

Published Works

    Too Many Miracles, Sunstone Press, 2012In Saguaro's Shadow: A Historical Novel of the Tohono O'odham, Wheatmark, 2012Return to Beauty, Airleaf, 2006Ride the Whirlwind, Bookman, 2004Culture and Agricultrue, Bergin & Garvey, 1989Forgotten Sioux, Nelson Hall, 1975Introduction to Social Science, Prentice Hall, 1981Introducing Culture, Prentice Hall, 1967, 1973, 1978Manual for Kinship Analysis, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965

Selected Titles At Your Library

Too many miracles :
ISBN: 0865345112. OCLC Number:

Sunstone Press,. Santa Fe :. 2012.

In saguaro's shadow :
ISBN: 1604947306. OCLC Number:

Wheatmark,. Tucson, Ariz. :. ©2012.

Return to beauty /
ISBN: 1600022650. OCLC Number:

Airleaf,. [Martinsville, IN] :. ©2006.

Yahzi is captured by the Spanish in New Mexico and suffers seventeen years of slavery before she escapes when she causes a sheep stampede.

Ride the whirlwind /
ISBN: 159453277X. OCLC Number:

Bookman Pub. & Marketing,. [Martinsville, IN] :. ©2004.

Culture and agriculture :
ISBN: 0897891856. OCLC Number:

Bergin & Garvey,. New York :. 1989.

The forgotten Sioux :
ISBN: 0882295012. OCLC Number:

Nelson-Hall,. Chicago :. 1977, ©1975.

Introduction to social science /
ISBN: 0134967038. OCLC Number:

Prentice-Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1981.

Introducing culture /
ISBN: 0134772407. OCLC Number:

Prentice-Hall,. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :. ©1978.

Manual for kinship analysis /
ISBN: 0819134937. OCLC Number:

University Press of America,. Lanham, MD :. ©1983.


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