Native American Authors


Clifford E. Trafzer , 1949-

Wyandot

Clifford W. Trafzer was born in Mansfield, Ohio but raised in Arizona. Trafzer earned his B.A. and M.A.from Northern Arizona University in 1970 and 1971, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in History from Oklahoma University in 1973. His teaching career includes instructor, Navajo Community College, Tsaile, AZ; assistant and associate professor at Washington State University, Pullman; associate professor , professor, and chair, Department of American Indian Studies, San Diego State University; and professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies & Director of Native American Studies, University of California, Riverside. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the California Native American Heritage Commission, an agency that protects sacred sites and American Indian burial grounds. Currently he lives in Yucaipa, California. His professional affiliations include: Archivist of Special Collections, Northern Arizona University Library; and museum curator, the Arizona Historical Society. He is also a member of the American Historical Association, American Indian Historian's Association, and California Indian Education Association.

Awards and Honors

Oklahoma Heritage Assoc. Doctoral Scholarship
Eagle Feather Award for teaching, 1982, 1986
Penn Oakland Award, 1994
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Anthology/Collection) Award, 1997

 

Online resources by or about Clifford E. Trafzer:

Clifford Trafzer
Author: University of California Riverside
Type: authorbio
Description: Faculty biography.
URL: http://history.ucr.edu/faculty/trafzer.html

Books by Clifford E. Trafzer:

Red Hawk, Richard; Trafzer, Clifford E.. A, B, C's : the American Indian way
Sacramento, Calif. : Sierra Oaks Pub. Co., 1988.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0940113155 (pbk.)

Trafzer, Clifford E.. American Indian Identity : Today's Changing Perspectives
Sacramento : Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1989.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0940113198

Trafzer, Clifford E.. American Indian Prophets : Religious Leaders and Revitalization Movements
Sacramento : Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1986.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth

Trafzer, Clifford E.. American Indians as Cowboys
Newcastle, CA : Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1992.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Anglo Expansionists and Navajo Raiders : A Conflict of Interest
Tsaile, AZ : Navajo Community College Press, 1978.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Anza, Garces, and the Yuma Frontier : During the Era of the American Revolution
Yuma, AZ : Yuma County Historical Society, 1976.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. As long as the grass shall grow and rivers flow : a history of Native Americans
Fort Worth : Harcourt College Publishers, 2000.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0155038575

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Blue Dawn, Red Earth : New Native American Storytellers
New York : Anchor Books, 1996.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. California's Indians and the Gold Rush
Sacramento : Sierra Oaks Publishers, 1989.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Chief Joseph's Allies
Newcastle, CA : Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1992.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0940113244

Trafzer, Clifford E.. The Chinook
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1990.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Smith-Trafzer, Lee Ann; Trafzer, Clifford E.. Creation of a California Tribe : Grandfather's Maidu Indian Tales
Sacramento : Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1988.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 094011318x

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Death Stalks the Yakama : Epidemiological Transitions and Mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1888-1964
East Lansing : Michigan State University, 1997.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Earth Song, Sky Spirit : Short Stories of the Contemporary Native American Experience
New York : Anchor Books, 1993.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Exterminate them : written accounts of the murder, rape, and slavery of Native Americans during the California gold rush, 1848-1868
East Lansing : Michigan State University, 1999.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0870135015

Red Hawk, Richard; Trafzer, Clifford E.. Grandfather's origin story : the Navajo Indian beginning
Sacramento, Calif. : Sierra Oaks Pub. Co., 1988.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0940113074

Red Hawk, Richard; Trafzer, Clifford E.. Grandfather's story of Navajo monsters
Sacramento : Sierra Oaks Pub. Co.,, 1988.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0940113112

Trafzer, Clifford E.. Grandmother, Grandfather, and Old Wolf : tamanwit ku szkat and traditional Native American narratives from the Columbia Plateau
East Lansing : Michigan State University, 1998.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0870134450

Red Hawk, Richard; Trafzer, Clifford E.. Grandmother's Christmas story : a true Quechan story
Sacramento, Calif. : Sierra Oaks Pub. Co., 1987.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0940113082 (pbk.)

Red Hawk, Richard; Trafzer, Clifford E.. A trip to a Pow Wow
Sacramento, Calif. : Sierra Oaks Pub. Co., 1988.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0940113147 (pbk.)


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