James Welch

Welch in 2000 after being knighted and awarded an honorary medal by France

James Phillip Welch Jr. (November 18, 1940 – August 4, 2003), who grew up within the Blackfeet and A’aninin cultures of his parents, was a Native American novelist and poet, considered a founding author of the Native American Renaissance. His novel Fools Crow (1986) received several national literary awards, and his debut novel Winter in the Blood (1974) was adapted as a film by the same name, released in 2013. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

Bringing Contexts Closer: James Welch Rewrites Elio Vittorini’s In Sicily, by Roberta Orlandini

Embodying the Indian: Rethinking Blood, Culture, and Identity in James Welch’s Winter in the Blood and The Death of Jim Loney, by Christopher Nelson

James Welch, by William W. Bevis

“The Lost Children” in James Welch’s The Death of Jim Loney, by Nora Barry

Endings in Contemporary American Indian Fiction, by David B. Espey