Songs for Indian Medicine – a novel by Mitch Battese
Born in 1951, in Oklahoma, Prairie Band Potawatomi artist and writer Mitch Battese made a life working with American Indian families and studying and painting American Indian culture.
Mitch Battese attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mitch also studied under Chief Terry Saul and studied the works of Dick West at Bacon College in Oklahoma. Mitch majored in fine arts and sociology with an emphasis in culture and ethnic studies. Graduate of Northeastern State University, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Mitch received a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1980. His Ph.D. studies lead him to the University of Kansas, Graduate School of Social Welfare. Employed as a family therapist and art therapist for over 38 years in American Indian Communities, Mitch, retired, now works full time as an artist and writer.