Books by Terra Trevor, or containing her work

We Who Walk The Seven Ways 
I'm at work on a collection of essays tracing my journey as a young mixed blood Native woman into elder hood. Pushing up the Sky, tells my motherhood story of challenge, joy and deep loss. We Who Walk The Seven Ways focuses on love and friendships with the elders who came into my life after that difficult period and became the hands that informed, instructed and shaped me.

Pushing up the Sky: A Mother's Story
“Terra Trevor's 'Pushing up the Sky' is a revelation of the struggles and triumphs packed into the hyphens between Korean and Native American and American. From her, we learn that adoption can best be mutual, that the adoptive parent needs acculturation in the child’s ways. With unflinching honesty and unfailing love, Trevor details the risks and heartaches of taking in, the bittersweetness of letting go, and the everlasting bonds that grow between them all. With ‘Pushing up the Sky’, the ‘literature of adoption’ comes of age as literature, worthy of an honored place in the human story.”

—Robert Bensen, editor of Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education, The University of Arizona Press.

Tending The Fire: Native Voices and Portraits
University of New Mexico Press

Tending the Fire by photographer Christopher Felver with an Introduction by Linda Hogan and a foreword by Simon J. Ortiz, celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today. In these commanding portraits, Felver’s distinctive visual signature and unobtrusive presence capture each artist’s strength, integrity, and character. Accompanying each portrait is a handwritten poem or prose piece that helps reveal the origin of the poet’s language and legends.

Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education
The University of Arizona Press

Native American children have long been subject to removal from their homes for placement in residential schools and foster or adoptive homes. Children of the Dragonfly is the first anthology to document this struggle for cultural survival on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian boarder, to restore a life that that has been taken away from them. 
The People Who Stayed: Southeast Indian Writing After Removal
University of Oklahoma Press

Native literature, composed of western literary tradition is packed into the hyphens of the oral tradition. It is termed a “renaissance” but contemporary Native writing is both something old emerging in new forms and something that has never been asleep. The two-hundred-year-old myth of the vanishing American Indian still holds some credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Yet, a significant Indian population remained behind after those massive relocations. The People Who Stayed is the first anthology to focus on the literary work of Native Americans with ancestry to “people who stayed” in southeastern states after 1830.

Birthed From Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War
Fulcrum Books

Award-winning author MariJo Moore, asked women writers from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict—inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses and battles on the homefront. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, from Ireland to Iraq and everywhere in between. With contributions from both well-known authors including Paula Gunn Allen, Carolyn Dunn, Lee Maracle, Linda Hogan, Kim Shuck, Terra Trevor and numerous others, this moving anthology encompasses a wide range of voices.

Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning The Universe
Renegade Planet Publishing

A chapter from my forthcoming memoir We Who Walk The Seven Ways is included in this anthology. 

Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors
Johns Hopkins University Press

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors:

The Foster Parenting Tool Box
EMK Press

Yellow Medicine Review
A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought

In the Veins: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects

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