Native Arizonan Buckshot Dot grew up on the Hualapai reservation and at the Petrified Forest.
She and her husband Ol’ Buck had a cattle ranch in the Ozarks in the 1970s. She has taught
secondary history, drama, art and English, elementary Gifted, and 5th grade.
Dot is an Arizona Culture Keeper, has opened for Lyle Lovett, and been Academy of Western Artists’
Female Cowboy Poet of the Year. One of her books was named Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year and
received the Will Rogers’ Medallion Award. She has written seven books, five dance folk operas,
and made four CDs.