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Savageau is of Abenaki and French descent.

She was a founding member of Oak and Stone Storytellers, a storytelling group who told stories in concert to adults as well as to children in schools and libraries.

Her children's book, Muskrat Will Be Swimming, was a Smithsonian Notable Book (1996), won the Skipping Stones Award for children's Environmental Books (1997), and the Best Children's Book Award (1997), from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

For her work mentoring young and beginning writers, she was awarded Mentor of the Year from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers (1998).

Also a visual artist, she has exhibited her quilts, paintings and other works.



Children's books

Muskrat Will Be Swimming. Rising Moon. 1996. ISBN 9780873586047.

Anthology contributions

  • Living in Storms. Tom Schram, ed. Eastern University Press, 2008.
  • French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. Christine Gelineau, ed. Louisiana Literature Press, 2007.
  • New Directions Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking. Peter S. Gardner,ed. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2005.
  • Approaching Literature in the 21st Century. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl, eds. Bedford/St. Martin's Press, Boston. 2005.
  • Connections: Reading and Writing in Cultural Contexts. Judith A. Stanford, ed. Rivier College, Mayfield Publishing, Calif. 2001.
  • My Home As I Remember It. Native Women in the Arts Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.
  • The Eye of the Deer. Carolyn Dunn Anderson and Carol Comfort, eds. Aunt Lute Books, 1999.
  • Poetry Nation. Regie Cabico and Todd Swift, eds. Véhicule Press, Montréal, Canada, 1999.
  • Identity Lessons: Learning American Style. Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan, eds. Viking Penguin, 1999.
  • Approaching Poetry: Perspectives and Responses. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl, eds. St. Martin's Press, 1997.
  • Through the Kitchen Window. Arlene Arvakian, ed. University of Massachusetts, Spring, 1997.
  • Durable Breath. John E. Smelcer and D.L. Birchfield, eds. Salmon Run Press, 1994.
  • Two Worlds Walking. Diane Glancy and C.W. Truesdale, eds. New Rivers Press, 1994.
  • Returning the Gift. Joseph Bruchac, ed. Greenfield Review Press, 1994.
  • Poetry Like Bread Martín Espada, ed. Curbstone Press, 1994.
  • An Ear to the Ground. Marie Harris and Kathleen Aguero, eds. University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Poetry from Sojourner: A Feminist Anthology. Ruth Lepson, ed. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois. 2004 Sunken Garden Poetry. Brad Davis, ed. Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Ct. 2012

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