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Title: Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket)


1
Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket)
  • Biography

Portrait of Native American author Mourning Dove,
taken in 1915, displayed in the American Indians
of the Pacific Northwest Collection at the
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
2
Place of birth
  • Washington (state)

Date of birth
  • 1888 (?)

3
Date of death
  • 1936

Place of death
Burial location
4
Interesting facts about childhood
  • Grew up on Colville Reservation in north central
    Washington State
  • loved stories told by her mother and father (Lucy
    Joseph), Broken Nose Abraham, Long Woman
    other storytellers
  • went to government and Catholic schools
  • Learned to write English
  • Secretarial school in Canada

5
Place(s) where this author lived. Include dates
and explain how each place influenced them.
  • Canada attended secretarial school learned to
    type
  • Washington steeped in the storytelling
    tradition, which became her lifes work

6
How did this author become inspired to write?
  • Storytellers
  • the Animal People
  • history of her people
  • Lucullus Virgil McWhorter activist who
    encouraged her to write

7
Where applicable, explain any obstacles this
writer faced
  • Racism
  • Struggle for native rights
  • Worked 10-hour days picking apples and had to
    find time to write

8
How successful was this author during his/her
lifetime?
  • Cogewea, the Half-Blood 1927 (novel)
  • Coyote Stories 1933 (folklore collection)

9
If the author wasnt successful or popular at the
time of their death, explain how and why they are
still well known today
  • N/A

10
Why is this author considered influential?
  • Wrote one of the first novels by a Native
    American woman
  • Wrote one of few early Native American works with
    a female main character (Cogewea)
  • Preserved important stories from the oral
    tradition

11
Identify five (5) characteristics of this author
and give specific examples
  • curious loved stories and learning
  • motivated worked hard to become a writer
  • valued family culture preserved the folklore
    of her people
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