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Terril Diener Allen, American author. award Phillips University, 1970. Member.


Allen, Terril Diener was born on August 13, 1908 in Douglas, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of David M. and Clara (Cline) Diener.


Bachelor of Arts, Phillips University, 1929. Master of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity cum laude, Yale University Division School, 1935. Postgraduate University Oklahoma, 1940, Columbia University, 1941-1942, New York University, 1958-1959, Stanford University, 1968.

Student University California at Los Angeles, 1965.


Student work director medical schools Chicago, 1929-1932. Editor Young People's Materials, Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1936-1939. Established, director written arts department Institute American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, 1963-1968.

Director communications project elementary and secondary schools Bureau Indian Affairs, 1968-1974. Associate staff specialist Indian affairs, lecturer College V, University California at Santa Cruz, 1969-1974. Professor Chapman College, 1975-1976.

Free-lance author, since 1940. Contract author motion pictures, filmstrips Family Films, Hollywood, California, after 1960. Free lance creative writing consultant elementary and secondary schools.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Don Bala Allen) Doctor in Buckskin, 1951. Troubled Border, 1954. Ambush at Buffalo Wallow, 1956.Prisoners of the Polar Ice, 1961. Tall As Great Standing Rock, 1963. Navahos Have Five Fingers.Vol. 68 Civilization of the American Indians Series, 1963, second edition, 1981. Doctor, Lawyer, Merchant, Chief, 1965. Miss Alice and the Cunning Comanche, 1959.(with Emerson Blackhorse Mitchell) Miracle Hill, 1967. Not Ordered By Man, 1967. Writing to Create Ourselves, 1969, review edition, 1983.Author, screenwriter And Now Tomorrow, 1952. Editor: Arrow I, 1969, Arrow II, 1970, Arrow III, 1971, Arrow IV, 1972, Arrow V, 1973. Arrow VI, 1974




Married Don Bala Allen, 1941 (deceased).

David M. Diener

Clara (Cline) Diener

Don Bala Allen