Leslie M Silko
Leslie Marmon Silko was born in 1948 into a family of Mexican, Laguna Native, and European ancestors. She has stated that the quest to define what it means to be a half-breed or mixed-blood person is at the heart of her writing. Her great-grandmother and other female relatives taught her about the Laguna people's stories and traditions as she grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. With the receipt of her B.