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Robert J. Conley , 1940-

Cherokee

Robert J. Conley was born in Cushing, Oklahoma. Conley attended high school in Wichita Falls, Texas before attending Midwestern University where he received a B.A. in Drama and Art in 1966 and an M.A. in English in 1968. His career includes instructor of English at Northern Illinois University and at Southwest Missouri State University. He was director of Indian Studies at Eastern Montana College, Bacone College, and Morningside College; and an Associate Professor of English at Morningside College. Conley was also Assistant Programs Manager for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Conley is noted for his accurate depiction of the old West, focusing on the history, tradition, and folklore of the Cherokee people. He is the director of Indian Studies Program.

Awards and Honors

Ozark Creative Writers, 1991
Spur-Best Western Short Fiction, 1988, 1992, 1995
Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, 1996
Wordcrafter of the Year, 1997
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose-Fiction) award, 1999 (for War Woman)
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year (Prose-Fiction) award, 2000 (for Cherokee Dragon

 

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Online resources by or about Robert J. Conley:

Biography of Robert Conley
Author: Robert Conley
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical profile of Robert Conley written from materials provided by the author.
URL: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~lmon/conleybio.html

The Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame: Robert Conley
Author: Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers
Type: authorbio
Description: Profile of 1995-96 Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame Inductee Robert J. Conley.
URL: http://poetsandwriters.okstate.edu/halloffame/conley.html

Robert Conley
Author: Robert Conley and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Conley.
URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/conley/

Books by Robert J. Conley:

Conley, Robert J.. The Actor
Doubleday, 1987.

Conley, Robert J.. Back to Malachi
New York : Doubleday, 1986.

Conley, Robert J.. Barjack
New York : Leisure Books, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0843946873

Conley, Robert J.. Border line
Pocket Books, 1993.
ISBN: 0671749315

Conley, Robert J.. Brass
New York : Leisure Books, 1999.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0843945052

Conley, Robert J.. Broke loose
New York : Leisure Books, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 084394756X

Conley, Robert J.. Captain Dutch
Pocket Books, 1995.
ISBN: 067189868x

Conley, Robert J.. Cherokee dragon : a novel of the real people
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312208847

Conley, Robert J.. Colfax
M.Evans Co., 1989.
ISBN: 0871315599

Conley, Robert J.. Crazy snake
Pocket Books, 1994.
ISBN: 0671779028

Conley, Robert J.. The dark island
New York : Doubleday, 1995.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0385426224

Conley, Robert J.. Dark way
New York : Doubleday, 1993.
ISBN: 0385419333

Conley, Robert J.. Fugitive's trail
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0312975082

Conley, Robert J.. Geronimo : an American legend
Pocket Books, 1993.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0671889826

Conley, Robert J.. Go-ahead rider
M. Evans Co., 1990.
ISBN: 0871316129

Conley, Robert J.. The gunfighter
New York : Leisure Books, 2001.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0843948345

Conley, Robert J.. Incident at Buffalo Crossing
New York : Leisure Books, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0843943963

Conley, Robert J.. Killing time
M. Evans Co., 1988.
ISBN: 0871315386 (hc.) / 0345359747 (pbk)

Conley, Robert J.. The long trail north
Pocket Books, 1993.
ISBN: 0671749307

Conley, Robert J.. The long way home
New York, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1994.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 038542 6216 (h.c.)

Conley, Robert J.. The Meade solution
Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0870814796

Conley, Robert J.. Mountain windsong : a novel of the Trail of Tears
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0806124520

Conley, Robert J.. Ned Christie's war
M.Evans Co. , 1991.
ISBN: 0871316366

Conley, Robert J.. Nickajack
New York : Doubleday, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0385416954

Conley, Robert J.. Outside the law
Pocket Books, 1995.
ISBN: 0671898671

Conley, Robert J.. The peace chief : a novel of the real people
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312193149

Conley, Robert J.. Quitting time
M. Evans Co., 1989.
ISBN: 0871315866

Conley, Robert J.. Rattlesnake band and other poems
Indian University Press, 1984.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Conley, Robert J.. The saga of Henry Starr
New York : Doubleday, 1989.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 03852395721295

Conley, Robert J.. Strange company
Pocket Books, 1991.
ISBN: 0671694766

Conley, Robert J.. To make a killing
Pocket Books, 1994.
ISBN: 0671779001

Conley, Robert J.. The war trail north
New York : Doubleday, 1995.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0385472528

Conley, Robert J.. War woman : a novel of the real people
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312170580

Conley, Robert J.. The way of the priests
New York : Doubleday, 1992.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0385419325

Conley, Robert J.. The way south
New York : Doubleday, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0385426208

Conley, Robert J.. The white path
New York : Doubleday, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0385419341

Conley, Robert J.. Wilder and wilder
Pageant Books, 1988.

Conley, Robert J.. The witch of Goingsnake and other stories
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806121483

Conley, Robert J.. Zeke Proctor : Cherokee outlaw
Pocket Books, 1994.
ISBN: 067177901x


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