Joseph Bruchac. By: Amanda Burleson. The Early Years. Joseph Bruchac was born October 16, 1942 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Joseph’s father was of Slovak decent and his mother was of Native American decent. Joseph Bruchac grew up at the base of the Adirondack Mountains.
By: Amanda Burleson
When Joseph was in his early twenties, a mentor introduced him to a circle divided into four sections. This introduction impacted his writing greatly.
“The first part of the Circle represents the dawn and the first step to learning, which is to listen. The second part of the Circle stands for morning, which is to observe. The third part of the Circle is the afternoon and it reminds us to remember. The fourth part of the Circle represents the sunset and the final step to learning, which is to share.”