Tucson Festival of Books

Devon Mihesuah


Devon A. Mihesuah, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Professor in the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Her most recent book is "Dance of the Returned." A historian by training, Mihesuah is former editor of the American Indian Quarterly and the author or editor of over a dozen award-winning books on Indigenous history and current issues, as well as novels, including "The Hatak Witches," "Ned Christie," "Choctaw Crime and Punishment," "Recovering Our Ancestors’ Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness" and "Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States: Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health."

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Awards: National Endowment for the Humanities, Ford Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, American Educational Studies Association, American Historical Association, Arizona Humanities Council, Flagstaff Live!, Newberry Library, Phi Alpha Theta, Smithsonian Institution, Westerners International, Wordcrafters’ Circle of Native Writers, Oklahoma Book Awards, Gourmand International Food and Wine, Society for Economic Botany, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Arizona Writers’ Association, Critics’ Choice, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights, Oklahoma Historical Society

Communities: Indigenous or Native American


Scheduled events:
Global Deception
It doesn't matter where you live in the world, there are always mysteries to be solved. Just ask Francine Matthews, Devon Mihesuah and Camilla Trinchieri.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francine Mathews, Devon Mihesuah, Camilla Trinchieri
Moderator: Wanda Morris
Wait for It, Wait for It …
Three of our favorite authors — Tracy Clark, Sean Doolittle and Devon Mihesuah — keep us on the edge of our seats until the last page. How do they know when it’s time to reveal whodunit?

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Clark, Sean Doolittle, Devon Mihesuah
Moderator: Terry Shames

Books:
Dance of the Returned
Mystery / Thrillers
University of Arizona Press
September 2022
ISBN 9780816546404
312 pages

The Hatak Witches
Mystery / Thrillers
University of Arizona Press
April 2021
ISBN 9780816541188
312 pages