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Rainer, Howard

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1944-

Biographical History

Howard Rainer (1944-) is a Native American educator, speaker, and writer in Utah.

Howard Ted Rainer was born on April 18, 1944 in New Mexico to John C. Rainer and Wynema Freeman Rainer. He grew up on the Indian reservation in Taos Pueblos, New Mexico. His family descended from Taos Indians. Because his mother was a teacher and his father was a school principal, Howard learned about the importance of education from a young age. His grandmother encouraged him to travel beyond the Indian reservation to educate himself and others. He married Rebecca Ann Diehl Vandyke in Utah County, Utah on February 28, 1975. Howard has authored many literary works about Native American traditions and pride. He worked for Brigham Young University's Native American Educational Outreach Programs until 2011, and the program ended at the time of his retirment. A motivational speaker, he regularly speaks at conferences for the empowerment of young Native Americans. Howard is also interested in nature photography and poetry.

Citation

Utah State Board of Education website, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018 (Howard Rainer; Taos/Tewa Indian; because mother was a teacher and father was a school principal, Howard learned importance of education from a young age; grandmother encouraged him to travel beyond the reservation to educate himself and others; worked as a teacher associated with Brigham Young University; motivational speaker at conferences for Indian education; interested in nature photography and poetry)

WorldCat, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018 (authored 17 literary works about Native American traditions and pride)

FamilySearch, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018 (b. Apr. 18, 1944; p. John C. Rainer and Wynema Freeman Rainer)

Ancestry.com, via WWW, Nov. 13, 2018 (Howard Ted Rainer; m. Feb. 28, 1975 in Utah County, UT to Rebecca Ann Diehl Vandyke)

Standing Tall: An Uplifting Message to Native American Youth: 1990 (b. in NM; grew up in Taos Pueblos, NM)

UPB, Nov. 13, 2018 (works for Native American Educational Outreach Programs)

BYU Continuing Education, via Email communication, Nov. 20, 2018 (retired from Native American Educational Outreach Programs in May 2011, and the program was consequently terminated)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Amer. Indian Services student garden, 1978 October

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 143
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 5 File 2676

Native American Educational Outreach Programs workshop records, 1991-2001

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1011 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains workshop materials including files, documents, research, conference materials, schedules, and notes for program workshops with Native Americans. The majority of materials were produced or gathered by Howard Rainer, director of Native American Educational Outreach Programs. Also includes some of Howard Rainer's personal notes, letters, and other documents. Materials dated 1991-2001.
Dates: 1991-2001