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Richard Erdoes (1912–2008)

Author of American Indian Myths and Legends

Includes the names: Richard Erdoes, Richard Erodes

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American Indian Myths and Legends 1,969 copies, 19 reviews
Lakota Woman 992 copies, 13 reviews
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions 478 copies, 2 reviews
American Indian Trickster Tales 205 copies, 1 review
Saloons of the Old West 40 copies, 1 review
De mémoire indienne (Author) 14 copies, 1 review
Come Over to My House (Illustrator, some editions) 340 copies, 3 reviews
Ohitika Woman 163 copies
Growing Up Native American (Contributor) 143 copies, 1 review
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Richard Erdoes was born July 7, 1912, in Vienna, Austria. He studied art in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. While working as a free-lance illustrator, he came to America as a refugee fleeing from the Nazis. In New York he met his future wife, Jean Sternbergh. She was an art director at Time, Inc., and she had contacted him to illustrate a book for her. For thirty years he made his living as a magazine illustrator and photographer. He had many travel assignments that took him and his family to the American West. In 1970 he accidentally got into serious writing when a writer with whom he was on assignment became ill, and he had to write the story for him. He found writing so rewarding that it became his focus. His books have been translated and published in eight foreign countries.

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