Allen, Terry D.

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Under the pseudonym T.D. Allen, Don B. and Terril Diener Allen (1908- ) wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and Native Americans. They were best known for Doctor in buckskin (1951), based on the story of Marcus Whitman, a doctor and missionary in the Oregon territory; Troubled border (1954), about John McLoughlin, head of the Hudson Bay Company's outpost at Fort Vancouver; Navajos have five fingers (1963), an account of the couple's stay at a Navajo reservation and the people they met there; and Miracle Hill (1967), the story of a young Navajo boy, Mitchell Blackhorse. Terry Diener was a professor of creative writing; director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974; and lecturer and specialist on American Indians at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969-1974.

From the description of Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers, 1951-1967. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122559054

Under the pseudonym T.D. Allen, Don B. and Terril Diener Allen (1908- ) wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about the West and Native Americans. They were best known for Doctor in Buckskin (1951), based on the story of Marcus Whitman, a doctor and missionary in the Oregon territory; Troubled Border (1954), about John McLoughlin, head of the Hudson Bay Company's outpost at Fort Vancouver; Navahos Have Five Fingers (1963), an account of the couple's stay at a Navaho reservation and the people they met there; and Miracle Hill (1967), the story of a young Navaho boy, Mitchell Blackhorse. Terry Diener was a professor of creative writing; a director of communications arts for the U.S. Government's Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1968-1974; and lecturer and specialist on American Indians at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969-1974.

From the guide to the Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers, 1951-1967, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers, 1951-1967 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Debo, Angie, 1890-1988. Correspondence, 1963-1979 (bulk 1965). Oklahoma State University Library, Edmon Low Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "A" [surname] folder 1913-1990 Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Allen, Terry D. Don B. and Terry Diener Allen papers, 1951-1967. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
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associatedWith Allen, Don B. person
associatedWith Allen, T. D. person
correspondedWith Debo, Angie, 1890-1988. person
associatedWith McLoughlin, John, 1784-1857 person
associatedWith Mitchell, Blackhorse. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847 person
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West (U.S.)
West (U.S.)
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Women authors, American--20th century
Historical fiction, American--West (U.S.)--Authorship
Women
Children and youth
Authors, American--20th century
Literature
Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Juvenile fiction
Western stories--Authorship
Frontier and pioneer life--Juvenile fiction
Historical fiction, American--Authorship
Navajo Indians in literature
Pioneers
Native Americans
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