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us: Keams, Geri

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    • us: Keams, Geraldine
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Arizona
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Pasadena (Calif.)
    • Birth Place

        (lcsh) Painted Desert (Ariz.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Acting
          (lcsh) Storytelling
            (lcsh) Children's literature
              (lcsh) Drama
            • Occupation

                (lcsh) Authors
                  (lcsh) Actors
                    (lcsh) Storytellers
                      (lcsh) Dramatists
                  • Sources

                    • found: Her Grandmother Spider brings the sun, 1995: CIP t.p. (Geri Keams)
                    • found: Snail girl brings water, 1998: CIP t.p. (Geri Keams) data sheet (b. 08-19-51) galley (b. in the Painted Desert of the Navajo Nation in Arizona and belongs to the Streak-of-Black-Forest Clan; deg. in drama edu., Univ. of Ariz.)
                    • found: A conversation with Vine Deloria, Jr., ©1978: opening credits (Geraldine Keams)
                    • found:, viewed Dec. 26, 2012: biography (Geri Keams is a Navajo (Dineh) Indian storyteller, actress, and author, born and raised in the Painted Desert of Arizona. Her mother's clan is the Streak-of-Black-Forest (Tsi'nijinnie), she is born for the Manygoats Clan (Tl'iizi'-Ll'annii). Geri graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Drama and Film. She continued her studies in New York City in the seventies and toured with the Native American Theatre Ensemble and co-wrote Nahaaszan, a stylized production about the Navajo origin story. Her plays have been published in numerous anthologies throughout the world. Geri is also an accomplished film actress. She has performed and conducted workshops in hundreds of schools, libraries, churches and museums throughout the country. Geri is the author of well known children's books, Grandmother Spider Brings The Sun and Snail Girl Brings Water. Geri makes her home in Pasadena, California.) {}
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