Vizenor, Gerald(1934– ) Chippewa writer; born in Minneapolis, Minn. A professor at the University of California: Berkeley, his poetry and fiction reflected his childhood experiences of desertion and death. His books include Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart (1978), Dead Voices (1992), and the screenplay Harold of Orange.
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