joseph bruchac

Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

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Joseph Bruchac


Joseph Bruchac lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in the house where his grandparents raised him. An enrolled member of the Nulhegan Band of the Abenaki Nation, much of his work draws on his native ancestry.

He and his sons, James and Jesse work together in projects involving Native language renewal, traditional Native skills, and environmental education at their Ndakinna Education Center ( on their 90 acre nature preserve.

 Author of over 160 books for young readers and adults, his experiences include teaching in Ghana, running a college program in a maximum security prison and 40 years of teaching martial arts.

A featured storyteller at numerous festivals, including the British Storytelling Festival, Clearwater, Corn Island, and the National Storytelling Festival, his Keepers of the Earth books (co-authored with Michael Caduto), which use traditional Native American stories to teach science, have over million copies in print.


Address: PO Box 308

              Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Phone: 518-742-9571



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Image of book cover for Arrow Over the Door.

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, Member since 2018,