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Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.
A biography of the Osage Indian ballerina whose love of dance took her from a life on a reservation to a career on the stage.
Number of Pages: 103
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / United States / Native American, Biography + Autobiography / Performing Arts
Series Title: Who Was...?
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Catherine Gourley
Street Date: July 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-1336
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