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Rodney Frey is an educator and writer on world religions, but particularly on North American Indian traditions. He is Professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Idaho, and lives in Moscow, Idaho. Rodney Frey wrote the foreword for Paul Goble's Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters.

Prof. Frey received a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1979. He has previously taught at Carroll College in Helena, Montana Lewis-Clark State College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where he also served as Director for the college's north Idaho programs. While with Lewis-Clark State College and working closely with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, he was involved in helping to establish and coordinate the DeSmet Higher Education Program, a successful college outreach center on the reservation.

Rodney Frey's books include The World of the Crow Indians: As Driftwood Lodges (University of Oklahoma Press 1987), Stories That Make the World: Oral Literature of the Indian Peoples of the Inland Northwest as Told by Lawrence Aripa, Tom Yellowtail and other Elders (University of Oklahoma Press 1995) and Landscape Traveled by Coyote and Crane: The World of the Schitsu'umsh - Coeur d'Alene Indians, in collaboration with the Schitsu'umsh (University of Washington Press 2001; 2005).

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