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Fellow Deborah Taffa

They said never to trust an Indian who doesn’t want to go back to his own reservation.

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No. 27

No. 27


A member of the Yuma Nation, Deborah Taffa is the co-author the documentary DIGADOHI: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears; and a producer and writer for the PBS series America from the Ground Up. The recipient of the 2018 Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award, she teaches at Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis. She is a 2018 A Public Space Fellow.


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