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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dennis Downes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Dennis is a life long resident of northern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dennis is a painter, sculpter and historian. His book is based on Dennis' broad travels throughout North America and Europe during which he researched ancient cultures and incorporated the research into his artwork. Dennis was first influenced by his own Native American relatives and later by working with several Native American experts and historians across the country. In addition, he has made it his lifelong dedication to finding, identifying, researching, and protecting these culturally-modified living landmarks.

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