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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dee Brown  

Pen Name: None


Born: February 28, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana


Illinois Connection

Brown was an agriculture librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1948 - 1972. While there, he earned a master's degree in library science and became a professor. His remains are interred in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dee Brown is best known for his work, ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'' (1971). He wrote prolifically on the American West. His work, ''Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow'' (1977), deals with the expansion of the railroads. Brown was an Agriculture Librarian and professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

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Titles At Your Library


-- Buffalo Award, 1971 for ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'' Awarded ''Illinois Author of the Year'' by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1971. Illinoisian of the Year, 1972 from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association