Books by Roger Welsch

EMBRACING FRY BREAD by Roger Welsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Welsch's gratitude toward the Omahas and Pawnees is real, his outrage at their painful history is justified, and his story is proof that Native American culture is still alive and complex."
A Nebraska-born folklorist shares how his life and perspectives have changed as a result of his 60-year-long relationship with Native American communities. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Welsch opens with a passionately partisan and moving essay about the religious persecution of Native American peoples; the stories themselves, while well-intentioned and offering interesting detail, remain heavy-handed and unconvincing."
Folklorist, widely published and broadcast essayist Welsch— who was adopted into the Omaha Tribe in 1967—reveals much love and knowledge of Plains Indian people and their spiritual life, but skilled fiction writing still eludes him in his 16th book and second collection (It's Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It from Here, 1990). Read full book review >