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The author entered the United States at age twenty as a student, schooled in French Literature, Classics and Philosophy. After twenty years of marriage, raising three children and running a French Import business in Palo Alto, she embarked in her American career as a cultural and psychological anthropologist. She has documented some forty years of fieldwork through a variety of substantial essays, crafting a rare collection of fascinating papers about American Indians and Amazigh (Berber and Tuareg) people , a unique book by an immigrant to the United States. From fond memories of Mustapha and her childhood in Morocco, to extensive scholarly research on Egyptian civilization and late writings about the unexplored topic of intermarriages between American Indians and French explorers of North America, the book captivates the reader's attention, always informs, and in some instances, as in The People of Niram, delights in unsuspected irony and wit

RUSSELL MEANS: The European Ancestry of a Militant Indian

Genealogy of Russell C. Means and Memoir of fieldwork among the Oglala Lakota people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota in the 1980s.   The book contains a substantial chapter on the neglected story of French Indian unions in Early America, and the subsequent creation of half-breed communities.   The last chapter presents "The Russell Means Show" , a Public Access Television series created by Helene Hagan in Los Angeles (2000-2003).

The photograph displayed on the front cover of the book is that of "Coureur des Bois"  Pierre Le Roger,  taken in 1889 by unknown photographer, which appeared for the first time in Album Universel, Vol. 19 No. 31, page 721, published on November 29, 1902.


Even though the ancestry of Russell C. Means reveals extensive European origins on both maternal and paternal sides,  he was a formally enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, registered as a 15/32nd Indian.


Traditional  Patterns and Symbols

  This is a unique book about the jewelry , history and legends of Tuareg people of Niger and Mali.

Ecology, Ritual and Social Order in the Tessaoute Valley of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
 A rare book in the English language.


This book is not an autobiography nor a recollection of personal events .
It is a series of anthropological essays written in the course of fieldwork spanning over 50 years of the author's life.


THE SHINING ONES: Etymological Essay ... As of November 2020, the book is in French translation. We will announce its publication in 2022.

Etymological Essay on the Amazigh Roots of Ancient Egyptian Civilisation

ISBN-0-7388-2567-0     Soft Cover