Contributor biographical information for Meditations with animals : a Native American bestiary from the voices of Creek, Natchez, Chickasaw, Winnebago, Haida, Tlingit, Kwakuitl, Zuni, Navajo, Apache, Santo Domingo, Sioux, Osage, Anasazi / collected & adapted by Gerald Hausman ; illustrated by Liese Jean Scott ; foreword by Thomas Berry ; afterword by Michael W. Fox.

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Gerald Hausman, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, grew up in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He graduated from college in New Mexico and continued to live there for two decades. During that time, he had a summer residence on the island of Jamaica where he and his wife, Loretta, founded a school for creative writing. Mr. Hausman has lived in Bokeelia, Florida since 1994. In addition to his many books about Native America, Gerald Hausman has written extensively about animal mythology. His work as a folklorist has earned him many national and international honors. Gerald's most recent award is from the Florida Magazine Association for his column "Pine Island Soundings" about life on a barrier island. Gerald Hausman is a frequent storyteller at college writers programs and at young authors conferences. Recently, he performed at the Young Authors Conference in Kaiserslautern, Germany as a guest of Department of Defense Dependent Schools. His lively presentations, complete with a myriad of sound effects, have earned him praise from storytellers, speakers, writers, and listeners.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Indians of North America -- Poetry.
Animals -- Poetry.
Indian mythology -- North America.
Animals -- Religious aspects.