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Age62 (age at death)
Birthday 18 November, 1940
Birthplace Browning, Montana USA
Died 4 August, 2003
Place of Death Missoula, Montana USA
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame American Indian Researcher
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James Phillip Welch Jr. (November 18, 1940 – August 4, 2003), who grew up within the Blackfeet and A'aninin cultures of his parents, was a Native American novelist and poet, considered a founding author of the Native American Renaissance. His novel Fools Crow (1986) received several national literary awards, and his debut novel Winter in the Blood (1974) was adapted as a film by the same name, released in 2013.

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