The Story of a Native American Woman

There is a rich and wondrous story within Debra Shiveley-Welch’sĀ Cedar Woman. Though she was apprehensive to write it in the beginning she found a mentor and explores the journey of one Native American woman. There is such a deep sacredness in grasping that we are all the same – we are NOT different.



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Winner of the Best Native American Fiction Award 2011, Cedar Woman is a powerful book filled with courage, romance and the beliefs, ceremonies and language of the Lakota Sioux.

Travel with her to Columbus, Ohio as she rebuilds her life, and the lives of her family. Join her in the sweat lodge as she follows Zitka Mine to the fifth step of the edge of the world to find her father’s soul.

Join her at powwow where she meets her half side. Consultant Julie Spotted Eagle Horse, descendant of Chief Spotted Eagle and Crazy Horse.


Born in Columbus, Ohio, Debra Shiveley Welch resides in Central Ohio with her husband Mark and son Christopher, also an author.

Author of four books and a bevy of short stories and poems, Debra is the winner of Books and Authors best Native American Fiction 2011, AllBooks Review Editor’s Choice 2010, Faithwriters Gold Seal of Approval – Outstanding Read and Books, Authors Best Non-Fiction Book 2007 and Excellence in Literature awards.

Debra is now working on “Spirit Woman,” a sequel to “Cedar Woman,” “Swinging Bridge,” a collection of her short stories, essays and poems, and “Memories of an Old Farm House,” a micro memoir about her memories of her family’s ancestral farmhouse situated on a hill across from Serpent Mound in Southern, Ohio.

Always ready to open another book,

Drs. Rob + Janelle Alex, Ph.D.


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