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Jamake Highwater

Born: Feb 14, 1931

Death: Jun 3, 2001

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jamake Highwater

Date of Birth : Feb 14, 1931
Date of Death : Jun 3, 2001

Jamake Highwater, also known as Jay Marks and Gregory J. Markopoulos was an American writer and journalist. He was the author of over 30 fiction and non-fiction books of music, art, poetry and history, including the children's novel Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey, which received a Newbery Honor, and The Primal Mind: Vision and Reality in Indian America which was also made into a documentary. Highwater assumed a false American Indian identity in the 1960s, which had been exposed by the mid 1980s, although confusion about his life remains widespread.


  • Writer
  • Journalist

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • Newbery Honor
  • Jane Addams Children''s Book Award
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