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The Author

Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, has dedicated her life and career to working with indigenous populations. She has been adopted by enrolled tribal members and given traditional names by three Northern Plains spiritual leaders  including the Blackfeet (Woman with Great Knowledge), the Northern Cheyenne (Walks all Woman) and the Lakota Sioux  (Woman who Helps People).

The author of several children's books and the best-selling, Sisters in the Blood, she lives in Montana with her husband, Kip; her beloved Lhasa Apso, Prairie Rose and her Maine Coon cat, Rez Perez.   While retired from academia, she continues to work as a consultant to American Indian tribes and  indigenous communities worldwide and is currently working on a second volume of work about the indigenous people of Mexico and the Star People.


My Current Work

Encounters with the Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians  offers up a collection of intimate narratives of encounters between contemporary American Indians, UFOs and Extraterrestrials. The first person accounts, described as conscious experiences and recalled without the aid of hypnosis, reveal a worldview that unquestionably accepts the reality of Aliens or Star People.  The stories also reveal cultures that almost universally regard Star People as ancestors, which allows for interactions that take place without fear and helps explain the uniqueness of the encounters and experiences.  The stories range from an account of a UFO crash landing on a reservation where a team of alien scientists waited for a rescue, the unveiling of a petrified alien heart to an elder who had earned the title of "the man who shot an alien" among his family and friends.  Others told stories of aliens who assumed human identity, and were quietly inhabiting Earth to a race of aliens who lived underground.

The stories were told by people from all walks of life. Some had graduate degrees; others had never attended school. Some were adept at technology; others had never used a cell phone, owned a computer or a television set. A few of the stories were about events that occurred before the 1947 Roswell incident, however, the majority of the events took place between 1990 and 2010. This book contributes to the knowledge about UFOs from a group that until now have mostly remained silent. For readers, it is likely they will never look at the UFO/Alien phenomenon in the same way again.

Author’s Note
Chapter 1: Missing Time
Chapter 2: An Encounter that Pre-Dates Roswell
Chapter 3: Sometimes They Come for Families
Chapter 4: The Man Who Shot an Alien
Chapter 5: An Alien, A Spacecraft, and an Alaskan Blizzard
Chapter 6: They Are Among Us
Chapter 7: A Star Traveler
Chapter 8: Three Military Veterans Describe an Encounter of the First Kind
Chapter 9: Alien Abductions of the Not-So-Common Kind
Chapter 10: Encounters of the Fifth Kind
Chapter 11: Disappearances in the Southwest
Chapter 12: They Hover Over Missile Sites
Chapter 13: A Vietnam Veteran Reveals a Gift from the Star People
Chapter 14: An Alien Heart
Chapter 15: They Live Underground
Chapter 16: Abductions of a Different Kind
Chapter 17: We Are Not of This Earth
Chapter 18: Where the Buffalo Play
Chapter 19: They Are Shapeshifters
Chapter 20: Liberators from Space
Chapter 21: Two Women Speak Their Minds
Chapter 22: They Will Be Gone When I Am 25
Chapter 23: No Guns Allowed
Chapter 24: The Little People Are the Star People
Chapter 25: The Story of a Traveling Marble
Chapter 26: Four Police Officers Come Forward
Chapter 27: An Alien Hitchhiker
Chapter 28: American Indians and the Cosmic Connection



The Library


Sisters in the Blood is the result of a year-long research study among American Indian women from the Northern Plains Indian Tribes.  Nearly one-thousand women from all age groups and educational levels were interviewed on such subjects as boarding schools, education, early childhood, parenting, physical and emotional abuse.  The book became a best-seller in academia and was used  in both Indian Studies and Women Studies programs throughout the country.


Children’s Books

Ardy Clarke is also the author of ten children’s books.  Three of the books are original stories featuring Lakota Sioux Indian children: Santa Visits the Reservation, the Valentine Story and the Dakota Blizzard.  The other books are a retelling of traditional Lakota Sioux legends.  The books were published in both English and Lakota. Lakota linguist, Joe Bad Wound, wrote the Lakota translations.  Lakota artist, Tim Lammers , illustrated each of the books. While the books have been out-of-print for more than two decades, a used book in the series is offered occasionally on Please click on the icons below to view each book.



Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke established and personally funded a scholarship program at Montana State University for American Indian students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to American Indian students pursuing four-year degrees in elementary or secondary education.  Awards are made annually and are based on need and academic excellence.  The minimum amount awarded is $500 per semester.  Many of the past recipients of the scholarship have noted that without such funding, they would have been unable to continue their studies.

In addition to the initial monies contributed to fund the endowed program, Dr. Clarke contributes 10% of all book sales to the scholarship program as an ongoing donation.

Dr. Clarke, who is a former high school English teacher, counselor, administrator and University professor, has been a long-time advocate of identifying and assisting American Indian students in their goals to become teachers.   If anyone is interested in donating to the Ardy Sixkiller Clarke Scholarship,, please contact Ardy personally or the Foundation Program at Montana State University.


Speaking Engagements/Book Signings.

May 14, 2013 - Helena, MT
Jesse A. Marcel Library

May 16, 2013 - Manhattan, MT
1 PM
Manhattan Elders Home
100 Hamilton Court, Manhattan

August 23, 2013 - Livingston, MT
5 PM
Livingston Art Walk
Conley's Book Store Book Signing

October 19, 2013 - Billings, MT
All - Day Event -- Presentation and Book Signing

February 12-16, 2014 - Fountain Hills, AZ
Speaker/Book Signing
2014 International UFO Congress

Schedule Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke as a Speaker in 2013 and 2014 at your UFO Conference.

Since the 1980s Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, has been a keynote speaker at various national and international conferences in academia.  During her travels and speaking engagements, Dr. Clarke researched and interviewed indigenous people who reported encounters with UFOs and aliens.  Recently, Anomalist Books published the first of three books that reveals encounters with UFOs and aliens.  Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians relates the stories of American Indians in the continental United States and Alaska.  A second book in progress, relates the stories of the Maya in Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.  The third book will address the indigenous people of the South Pacific.

Dr. Clarke is available to speak about her research, relate stories of encounters not reported in the book as well as discuss those individuals featured in her current book.  She may also give a preview of her book-in-progress about her travels in Central America and Mexico among the  indigenous people and their stories which range from encounters with little people and giants, stories of a big-foot type character and alien encounters.  She is also available to discuss the spirituality aspects of indigenous UFO encounters.


Ardy's Journal will keep you up-to-date on events, ideas, and musings about Ardy's life and interests. Click on any panel to open it.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Pat Frank (1960), the author of the classic apocalyptic novel, Alas, Babylon.  Born on May Pat Frank was the pen name for Patrick Hart Frank a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. His used his years of experience observing the bureaucracy  of the federal government and military and the threat of nuclear proliferation and annihilation in his writing.

During my first year as a English teacher, Alas, Babylon was on the required reading list for high school students.  Over the years, I chose the book as one of the novels I taught in my high school English classes; therefore I not only have a strong connection with the book, I have read it innumerable times.  I have repeatedly met former students who have told me that one of the things they will always remember about high school was reading Alas, Babylon.  One young woman told me that it was the first complete novel she had ever read and it set her on a path to becoming a book-lover.

I have been following the events of a young woman who committed suicide as a result of Internet bullying.  Bullying events leading to suicide and a variety of other ills is a common story-line on TV news shows, magazines and  the internet.  Bullying has always been a part of growing up.  I was bullied when I was in elementary school.  When I reported it to teachers, they told me to ignore it.  As a teacher, I observed it on a regular basis and stood strong with students who were victims.  One of the stories I always used to bring home the subtleties of  bullying was a Ray Bradbury story, "All Summer in a Day."  For teachers out there, this science fiction short story, set on the planet, Venus, is a good way to lead a discussion about bullying and how it affects not only the child who is bullied, but the bullies as well.

Plot:  The story is about a class of school children who live on Venus, a planet that experiences constant rainstorms.  The sun is only visible for one hour every seven years.  Margot, a child born on Earth, but living on Venus, remembers the sun.  She describes it to the students as "a penny"  and "like a fire in the stove."  The other children have never seen the sun and do not believe her.  Out of jealousy, they gang up on her and lock her in a closet on the day the sun is supposed to shine.  When their teacher arrives to take the class outside to enjoy the sunshine, Margot is forgotten.  During the hour of sunshine, her classmates run, play, jump and savor every moment of life in the sunshine.  But then, the raindrops fall and the children are hustled back indoors.  Suddenly one of the children remember that Margot is locked in the closet.  They are ashamed for what they have done, but the sun has come and gone, and because of their contemptible act, Margot has missed the sun.


Are you on Face Book, My Space or any other social media?

Ardy does not have a Face Book page or any other social media, nor does she plan to have one.

What is Dr. Clarke’s email address?

You may contact Ardy by clicking on the typewriter in "The Author" section.  She reads every email she receives and tries to answer each of them as time permits.

What is your best advice for an aspiring writer?

First of all, WRITE.  Write every day.  Join a writers group in your community.  Write, Rewrite and Write again.

Do you teach any courses or seminars?

Occasionally, but she has none planned for the future.  Her seminars deal with writing non-fiction.   For example, Dr. Clarke is one of the most successful grant writers in the country and is  well-known nationally for  her grant-writing workshops.  She also specializes in conducting qualitative research projects for books  and  her memoir-writing seminars.

She  prefers  to do workshops with small groups.  If you have a group that would like to get together in the mountains of Montana for a writing retreat, contact her.  A minimum group is 8 and the maximum is 12.  If you have special needs, please contact her.

Does Dr. Clarke speak at UFO Conferences?

Yes.  she does speak at UFO Conferences.  Please watch the “Announcements” section for scheduled appearances.

How do I get Dr. Clarke's autograph?

Contact Dr. Clarke.  She can privately arrange for you to send your book to her to be autographed. 

Does Dr. Clarke write fiction?

Yes, she does  write fiction, but to date, most of her fiction has been short stories which have been published as a part of educational curriculum.  She is currently working on a work of fiction.

Does she have any plans to write more children’s books?

She is currently putting the final touches on two young adult books.   She plans to publish them as an e-book.  Check back occasionally.  An announcement will be made when the books are published and available.

Why did you remove your poetry  and short story page?

With the demands on her time for speaking engagements combined with her current writing projects, it has been very difficult for Dr. Clarke to maintain her poetry and short story pages. For that reason they have been removed.

What happened to the "Day in the Life of Mother Earth" section?

At the request of Dr. Clarke, we have removed that section. Look for it in the future.

Is Dr. Clarke married?

Yes.  She is married.  She also has two children – the four legged kind.  Prairie Rose Too, her Lhasa Apso baby, is her constant and faithful companion and Rez Perez, a stray Maine Coon cat rescued in below-zero weather on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.  Rez has never set foot outside the house since she was brought home – 12 years ago.  Sometimes she will stick her head outside the door and look around and then quickly retreat to inside.  The closest she gets to nature is sitting on the window sill and watching the world go by.  Rez and Prairie are good companions and play together.

What are Dr. Clarke's favorite genres?

Dr. Clarke likes fiction.  She likes literary fiction, science fiction, and mysteries.   Last year, she read books by female authors for 6 months.  This past year, she has been reading apocalyptic, post end-of-the-world fiction.  She generally spends a couple of months during the holidays reading the new Christmas book releases.

Contact Me


You are invited to contact me about my books, writing and appearances. You may email me by clicking on the typewriter above. Please keep in mind that any and all emails with attachments will be deleted unread.