Biography and History

Fergus M. Bordewich is a journalist and author of the books Bound for Canaan, Killing the White Man's Indian, My Mother's Ghost, and Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China. As a journalist, he has traveled throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, writing about human rights and other issues for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Readers Digest, and other periodicals. He has also written about American history for the Smithsonian and American Heritage. Bordewich's mother, LaVerne Madigan, was Executive Director of the Association on American Indian Affairs from 1955 to 1962. Bordewich often accompanied her as she traveled throughout the country to aid in the establishment of social and political programs for Native American tribes.

Source: From the finding aid for MC101

  • Fergus M. Bordewich Tapes. 1959-1972 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC101

    Fergus M. Bordewich is a journalist and author of the books Bound for Canaan, Killing the White Man's Indian, My Mother's Ghost, and Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China. As a journalist, he has traveled throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, writing about human rights and other issues for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Readers Digest, and other periodicals. The Bordewich tapes are recordings of Community Council meetings and other meetings related to Native American affairs, most of which took place in 1959.

  • Fergus M. Bordewich Tapes. 1959-1972 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC101

    Fergus M. Bordewich is a journalist and author of the books Bound for Canaan, Killing the White Man's Indian, My Mother's Ghost, and Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China. As a journalist, he has traveled throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, writing about human rights and other issues for The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Readers Digest, and other periodicals. The Bordewich tapes are recordings of Community Council meetings and other meetings related to Native American affairs, most of which took place in 1959.