Alfreda Beartrack Algeo, Ph.D.
Author & Artist
Alfreda Beartrack Algeo is an enrolled citizen of the Octet Sakowin, Kul Wicasa Band, Lower Brule, South Dakota where she was born and raised. Alfreda is an author and Illustrator who utilizes her oral traditions and cultural wisdom to create children's picture books and teen novels. Through dynamic characters and storytelling, she inspires youth all ages to comprehend and explore their inner strength, and to love and prize who they are.
Alfreda’s picture books include The Day the Earth Rose Up, Father Eagle and the Hunter, Cottonwood Sings, and a new book to be revealed soon. Her novels include Legends of Big Heart: Land Grab, Legends of Big Heart: Roan Stallion, and soon to be released Legends of Big Heart: River Run. Besides illustrating her own books, she has also illustrated How Oceans Came to Be, Arvis Boughman’s latest picture book. Alfreda’s books have received many five-star ratings including having her book, The Day the Earth Rose Up selected by the Wyoming Humanities Council to represent the state of Wyoming at the Library of the National Congress in 2023. Her artwork is represented in various libraries, museums, art galleries, and private collections globally. Alfreda is honored to be an in-house author for the 7th Generation Native Voices Book Publishing Company. Alfreda currently makes her home in Palisade, Colorado with her husband David.