Joaquin Miller’s most ardent truth seeker was born seven years after his death and lived her
youth hiking to his nearby “Hights” while learning Columbus in grade school. A whole
lifetime passed after her graduation from U.C.Berkeley with a B.S. in then Agricultural Economics
– now Natural Resources – and then an M.S. from the University of Tennessee. Only in
the 1970s after a life abroad did she accidentally discover that Joaquin was telling the truth
about the Indians where she then lived on the McCloud River. For the past 30 years she has been
ferreting out more truth about him and his influence on his era, all the while sharing her
knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
Scott has maintained an active general real estate law practice since his admission to the
Oregon State Bar in 1985 and has devoted approximately 20 per cent of his legal career to the
practice of juvenile law. He is on the board of directors of Innovative Housing, Inc., a
non-profit provider of low-income housing. His education includes a Juris Doctorate from
Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law 1985, a Masters Degree in Business
Administration from Portland State University 1983 and a Bachelor of Science in Political
Science from the University of Oregon 1971.
Scott’s motivation for undertaking a
bibliography began with his student film project, a documentary on Cincinnatus. The historic
research would help him get the story right. Then, he found that when he told people of
Joaquin’s multiple adventures he was often met with skepticism. The bibliography will
dispel some of this disbelief and provides hard evidence that the stories the film tells
really happened. Scott appreciates that Margaret Guilford-Kardell’s contribution to
this bibliography eclipses his. He is thankful that she credited him with authorship
rather relegating him to the acknowledgments.