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Gridley, Marion E. (1906–1974) - Native American History

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Marion Eleanor Gridley, a prolific writer of popular Native American history, was born in White Plains, New York, to William Thomson Gridley, a transportation engineer, and Ada Antoinette (Robertson) Gridley on November 16, 1906. She married Robinson Johnson on May 15, 1932, and was divorced in 1947 or 1948. During that time, she began to write history and published Indians of Today in 1936. In 1939 she was editor of Indian Legends of American Scenes and in 1940 wrote Indians of Yesterday. The Story of Pocahontas was published in 1948. In 1950 she wrote Hiawatha . She attended Northwestern University from 1954 to 1955, then became involved in public relations while freelance writing. She wrote Indian Legends of American Scenes in 1959 and compiled America’s Indian Statues in 1966.

For the Indian Nations Series published by Putnam, Marion Gridley wrote The Story of the Iroquois (1969); The Story of the Pontiac (1970); The Story of the Osceola and The Story of the Navajo (1971); The Story of the Haida (1972); The Story of the Sioux and The Story of the Seminoles (1973). In 1972 she also wrote Contemporary American Indian Leaders , and in 1973 she finished a biography of Maria Tallchief and American Indian Women . She was adopted by the Omaha and Winnebago tribes and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Marion Gridley died on October 31, 1974.

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about 1 year ago

Hello.

I have a copy of a favorite childrens book, published in 1940, the year before I was born. It is INDIANS OF YESTERDAY by Marion E. Gridley. The publishing house was M.A. Donohue & Company of Chicago and New York, which has been defunct more than one-half century. Ms. Gridley died in 1974. The line drawings and color illustrations in the book are credited to Lone Wolf.

Manufactured in the United States, the book bears a global copyright notification for both publication and translation. I am unable to determine what person or persons, or possibly what business entity, may presently hold this copyright ownership.

I am interested in digitally restoring the images, resetting the typography, and republishing the story for reading by today’s youngsters.

Have you any information that I might find of use in locating the present ownership of this work?

Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

JRC

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Gridley, Marion E. (1906–1974) - Native American History