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Marriott, Alice Lee (1910–) - Western U.S. History

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Alice Lee Marriott was born on January 8, 1910, in Wilmette, Illinois, to Richard Goulding and Sydney (Cunningham) Marriott. She received a B.A. in English and French from Oklahoma City University in 1930 and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 1935. From 1938 to 1942 she was a field representative with the U.S. Department of Interior Indian Arts and Craft Board, and from 1942 to 1945 she worked for the American Red Cross in the Southwest. In 1945 she also began writing The Ten Grandmothers , with Carol K. Rachlin, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. In 1947 she wrote American Indian Mythology and Winter-Telling Stories , followed by Indians on Horseback and Maria, the Potter of San Halefonso in 1948. In 1949 she wrote Valley Below , and the next year she wrote These Are the People. Indians of the Four Corners (1952), Greener Fields: Experiences Among the American Indians (1952), and Hell on Horses and Women (1953) followed. In 1952 she received the University of Oklahoma Achievement Award.

In 1956 Alice Marriott turned to another biography, Sequoyah: Leader of the Cherokees and then wrote Black Stone Knife in 1957. In 1958 she became a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and in 1960 she wrote First Comers: Indians of America’s Dawn and became associate director of Southwest Research Associates. In 1961 Oklahoma: Its Past and Its Present was published. In 1962 Marriott became a consultant to the Oklahoma Indian Council and the next year published Saynday’s People , which included reprints of Winter-Telling Stories and Indians on Horseback . In 1964 she became associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, a position she held until 1966. In 1965 she wrote Indian Anne: Kiowa Captive . In 1968 she wrote Kiowa Years: A Study in Culture Impact , became artist-in-residence at Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, and won the Oklahoma City University Achievement Award. The Key Award from Theta Sigma Pi was given to her in 1969, and she published American Epic: The Story of the American Indian with Carol K. Rachlin; the two also wrote Peyote (1971), Oklahoma: The Forty-Sixth Star (1972), and Plains Indian Mythology (1975). Marriott also became a member of the Literary Hall of Fame in 1972.

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