Native American Authors


Jack D. Forbes , 1934-2011

Powhatan
Delaware

Jack Forbes was born in 1934 in Long Beach, California. He started writing in high school, writing articles for a school paper and later became sports editor. In 1979 he felt he needed a stimulation of a new environment, and went to England for year and then to Holland and Mexico. He said he is deeply interested in human rights and in the common problems experienced by all people. He studied at the University of Southern California earning his Bachelors in 1953, Masters in 1955 and PhD. in 1959. He was a professor emeritus of Native American studies at the University of California, Davis and was the founder of Degoniwida-Quetzalcoatl University in Davis. He died February 23, 2011.

Awards and Honors

Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1997
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose - Non-Fiction) award, 1999

 

Online resources by or about Jack D. Forbes:

A Brief Biography of Jack D. Forbes
Author: Martin F. Dunn
Type: authorbio
Description: An short bio of Forbes from the "Metis in the U.S.A." web site.
URL: http://www.othermetis.net/USmetis/ForbesBio.html

Canada: Switzerland of the North or a Double Colony by Jack Forbes
Author: Artic Circle
Type: etext
Description: Full text from the Arctic Circle website of a commentary by Jack Forbes originally published in his column, Native Intelligence.
URL: http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/CulturalViability/Cree/forbes.html

Jack Forbes: We Can Have New Visions
Author: Lois Crozier-Hogle
Type: authorbio
Description: This page from the Winter 1999 issue of Talking Leaves includes several excerpts from the book Surviving in Two Worlds: Contemporary Native American Voices, including an interview with Jack Forbes.
URL: http://www.talkingleaves.org/w99native.htm

Jack Forbes' Webpage
Author: Jack Forbes
Type: authorbio
Description: Forbes' home page on the University of California, Davis Native American Studies Department web site. Includes a brief biographical statement, photos, an extensive publications list, and a link to his personal homepage.
URL: http://nas.ucdavis.edu/nasforbes.htm

Windspeaker Guest Columns (1999)
Author: Taiaiake Alfred, Jack Forbes, et al.
Type: etext
Description: Text of several guest columns written by Alfred from 9/99 - 12/99, and a column by Forbes from 6/99.
URL: http://www.ammsa.com/windspeaker/windguest99.html

Books by Jack D. Forbes:

Forbes, Jack D.. Africans and Native Americans : the language of race and the evolution of Red-Black peoples
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0252020146 (hc) / 025206321x (pbk)

Forbes, Jack D.. Afro-Americans in the Far West : a handbook for educators
Berkeley, CA : Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1968.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. American words : an introduction to those native words used in English in the United States and Canada
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1979.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages

Forbes, Jack D.. Apache, Navaho, and Spaniard
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1960.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0806126868

Forbes, Jack D.. Atlas of native history
Davis, CA : D-Q University Press, 1981 .
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Aztecas del norte ; the Chicanos of Aztlan
Greenwich, CT : Fawcett Publications, 1973.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages

Forbes, Jack D.. Columbus and other cannibals
Autonomedia, 1992.
ISBN: 0-936-756-70-5

Forbes, Jack D.. The constitutional and legal background for a non-racial human skeletal remains policy for the University of California and other California agencies
California : J.D. Forbes, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. The education of the culturally different : a multi-cultural approach
Berkeley, CA : Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1969.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. The establishment of D-Q University : an example of successful Indian-Chicano community development
Davis, Calif. : D-Q University, 1972.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. The Indian in America's past
Englewood Cliffs, N.Y. : Prentice Hall, 1964.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Mexican-Americans : a handbook for educators
Berkeley, CA : Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1967.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. A model of "grass-roots" community development : the D-Q University native american language education project
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1976.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Native American languages : preservation and self-development
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1979.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Native Americans and Nixon : presidential politics and minority self-determination, 1969-1972
Los Angeles : American Indian Studies Center, UCLA, 1981.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0935626069 (pbk)

Forbes, Jack D.. Native Americans of California and Nevada
Happy Camp, Calif. : Naturegraph Publishers, 1982.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0879611189

Forbes, Jack D.. Nevada Indians speak
Reno : University of Nevada press, 1967.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Only approved Indians
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 080612699x

Forbes, Jack D.. The Papago-Apache Treaty of 1853 : property rights and religious liberties of the 'O'odham, Maricopa, and other native peoples
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1979.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. The potential role of libraries and information services in supporting Native American cultures and the quality of life of Native people : a paper
Washington, D.C. : Office of Library and Information Services, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1978.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Racism, scholarship, and cultural pluralism in higher education
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1977.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Red blood
Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books, 1997.
ISBN: 0919441653

Forbes, Jack D.. Religious freedom and the protection of Native American places of worship and cemeteries
Davis, CA : University of California, Davis, 1977.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Tribes and masses : explorations in red, white, and black
Davis, Calif. : D-Q University Press, 1978.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Forbes, Jack D.. Wapanakamikok language relationships : an introductory study of mutual intelligibility among the Powhatan, Lanape, Natick, Nanticoke, and Otchipwe languages
Davis, Calif. : University of California, Davis, 1972.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult


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