Discipline: Literature – fiction

David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: CO
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation, writes fiction and nonfiction. completed his novel, WINTER COUNTS, during his residency at MacDowell. The book is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins, as is the second book in the series, WOUNDED HORSE. WINTER COUNTS is the story of a local Native American enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation who becomes obsessed with finding and stopping the dealer who is bringing increasingly dangerous drugs into his community. It's a Native thriller, an examination of the broken criminal justice system on reservations, and a meditation on Native identity. In addition, David also wrote a nonfiction article, "Carlisle Longings," about Native American boarding schools while at MacDowell. He’s associate professor of Native American studies and political science at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and resides in Denver.


Garland (formerly Baetz)

David Heska Wanbli Weiden worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening diamond-pane windows were replaced in…

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