Native American Authors


Todd Downing , 1902-1974

Choctaw

Todd Downing was born at Atoka, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), on March 29, 1902. He graduated from high school in Atoka in 1919, and attended the University of Oklahoma. He
studied languages and anthropology, and received his bachelor's degree in 1924. In 1928, he received his Master's degree. He taught at the University of Oklahoma and wrote reviews of
non-fiction and mystery books for local and college publications. He also lead tours in Mexico and set many of his detective stories there. He published numerous detective novels between 1933 and 1941. Late in his career (1971-1973) Downing wrote a series of Choctaw language lessons while he was professor emeritus at Southeastern State College (now Southeastern Oklahoma State University). He died on on January 9, 1974, in Atoka.

 

Online resources by or about Todd Downing:

Downing, George Todd (1902-1974)
Author: Frank Parman, Oklahoma Historical Society
Type: authorbio
Description: Detailed biography of the author and his various activities, including details of his academic work, novels, and non-fiction. Includes bibliography.
URL: http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/D/DO013.html

Books by Todd Downing:

Downing, Todd. The Case of the Unconquered Sisters
Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1936.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Downing, Todd. The Cat Screams
Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1934.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Downing, Todd. Chahta Anompa: An Introduction to Choctaw Grammar
Muskogee, O.K. : Area Office of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1971.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: All Ages

Downing, Todd. The Mexican Earth
New York; Norman, O.K. : Doubleday, Doran. Revised edition: University of Oklahoma Press., 1940, 1996.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 978-0806127880 (2nd ed.)

Downing, Todd. Murder on the Tropic
Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1935.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English

Downing, Todd. Murder on Tour
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1933.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Downing, Todd. Night over Mexico
Garden City, N.Y. : Published. for the Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Downing, Todd. Vultures in the Sky
Garden City, N.Y. : Published for the Crime club. Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1935.
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Audience: Adult


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