photo: Joe Mette 1994

Coffey reading her poetry
at Kilgore's Cafe

Omaha NE




Coffey created and produced eleven different 40-page style books ranging from children’s stories, poetry books, how-to manuals to art show catalogs for the dominate culture’s consumption.

On the Umonhon Indian Reservation, Coffey created puzzles in the Umonhon language, worked on Native Economic Development newsletter, Macy NE and assorted Native American artworks for illustrations on local posters and newsletters in connection with Walthill Public School and Thurston County 4-H projects; coloring book for Thurston County 4-H, Walthill NE; illustrations for brochures, booklets and professional speeches in conjunction with Carl T. Curtis Health Education Center, Macy NE, booklets for the Omaha Tribal Historical Project and other projects.


1980-1984 Check It Out, New York CARD, NYC
1980-1984 Draft Counselor’s Manual, New York CARD, NYC
1983 National CARD’s Information Service, Washington DC
1985 Spark, NY Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends, NYC
1985-1989 Friendly Woman , national Quaker women collective: Georgia, Iowa, N. Carolina, etc.
1985-1986  CCCO’s The Objector , San Francisco CA
1986 Harlan County Journal , Alma NE
1986-1989  Friend’s Journal , Philadelphia PA
1988 Checkpoint, Buffalo NY
1991 Sound News & Arts , Omaha NE
1991-1992 Women’s Journal Advocate , Lincoln NE
1992 Les Con, San Francisco CA
1998-2002  15th Street Monthly Meeting Newsletter, monthly column, NYC NY
2006-current Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley CA,



Books Compiled, Illustrated, & Written By

Margery Coffey

Produced By
Black Prairie Dog Woman Studios


Of Snoodles and Sneedles
Cow and Tankard
Coffey’s Corporate Garden of Eden
Jesse, Can You Read My Lips [The Road to Jesse’s Girl]
Banned in Nebraska
Nameless Ones of the Prairie Catalog
Nameless Ones of thePrairie:  Children's Workbook on the Elderly
Nameless Ones of the Prairie:  Teacher's Guide for Children's Workbook
     on the Elderly  
The Wetmore-Coffey Illustrated Guide to successful Professional Silk Screen
     Results on an Amateur Budget
Cry From the Cottonwoods
The Blue Elephant Book of Poetry
An Apple For My Teacher
Listen to the Children
Umonhon Iye te Ede’nonya? [How Do You Say in Omaha?], Created & Illustrated by
         Thurman Cook, compiled by Margery Coffey, Michael Yansan-Wetmore & richard chilton



photo: Joe Mette 1994

Coffey reading poetry at
Dreams of Eagles Benefit

MacFoster's Cafe, Omaha NE
September 15, 1994


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to bring up page.







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