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Elissa Washuta

About Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, is the author of "My Body Is a Book of Rules", a memoir forthcoming from Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Filter Literary Journal, and Third Coast. She serves as adviser for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and teaches in the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. http://washuta.net

I Am Not Pocahontas

Elissa Washuta discusses her American Indian heritage, blood quantum, and the curse of Hollywood depictions. Continue reading




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