Patrick Lebeau

September 29, 2000

Patrick Lebeau
Patrick Russell LeBeau is the author of a book of poetry: Stands Alone, Faces, and Other Poems. He has published several articles and made many presentations on general topics of Native American history and culture, including a chapter in a book on Indian mascots entitled, "The Fighting Braves of Michigamua: Adopting the Visage of American Indian Warriors in the Halls of Academia." He also has authored Rethinking Michigan Indian History, a text that honors the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi and the twelve federally recognized tribes of Michigan by recognizing their role and place in Michigan history.

LeBeau received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and currently is the Director of the American Indian Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetorics, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. He is also a 2004 member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Humanities Council and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation of South Dakota, in his father's home state. His mother is from Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, North Dakota.

To hear LeBeau read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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