Native American Author Eddie Chuculate


Location: Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

O. Henry Prize Winner Eddie Chuculate (Muscogee Creek and Cherokee) will read from his debut collection, Cheyenne Madonna. The collection features interconnected short stories about Jordan Coolwater -- boy, outlaw, developing artist, father. Jordan Coolwater is a youngster who fishes and shoots turtles in the summer, living with his grandparents on Creek Indian land in the house of his great-great-grandfather, a Trail of Tears survivor. With humor and pathos, Chuculate narrates Coolwater's journey as he leaves Oklahoma and goes West to become a sculptor, struggling all the while with the two constants in his life: alcohol and his art.

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This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laurie Arnold (

This event is sponsored by: Native American Initiatives (NAI), Native American Students Association of Notre Dame (NASAND), Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS), the Department of American Studies, the Department of Creative Writing, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the College of Arts & Letters.