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Geri Keams (Navajo) is known
for her portrayals of strong elders in movies such as Buffalo
Dreams, Edge of America, in which she played the indomitable
Mother Tsosie, and NMAI's A Thousand Roads, in which she
plays Johnny Chee's grandmother. A professional storyteller, Keams
has performed her children's show "Stories and Songs of My
People" internationally and leads educational workshops.
She has written two children's books sharing Navajo and Cherokee
stories. Keams' first film role to attract attention was Little
Moonlight, in Clint Eastwood's 1976 Civil War drama The Outlaw
Josey Wales. Prior to that, Keams performed in the Native
American Theatre Ensemble. She was born in Winslow, Arizona and
received a BFA in drama education from the University of Arizona.
Keams lives in Los Angeles, California.
"Our stories need to heard because we hold the ancient spirit
and wisdom of this land."
Presentado por NMAI
- Snail Girl Brings Water: A Navajo Story. Authors:
Geri Keams and Richard Ziehler-Martin. Flagstaff: Rising Moon,
- Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story.
Authors: Geri Keams and James Bernardin. Flagstaff: Rising Moon,
Fotográficos: Geri Keams - gentileza