James Garry

Title: Historian, Naturalist, Storyteller, Writer

Location: Cody, Wyoming, United States

James Garry, Teacher at the Yellowstone Forever Institute in Wyoming, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in storytelling.

Interested in history throughout his entire life, Mr. Garry has collected stories from the past, giving them to the next generation. He is a storyteller, historian, writer and naturalist, preserving the natural world as well as the integrity of the stories he tells. He recognizes the deep, indissoluble connection between stories and life, considering this recognition to be what separates him from others. Specializing in Western historic folklore as well as natural history, Mr. Garry was once described as the best storyteller in Wyoming and believes such positive recognition for his craft to be an excellent achievement.

In addition to teaching at the Yellowstone Forever Institute since 1986, Mr. Garry has been a storyteller at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY, since 1980. He has also offered his knowledge as a tour study leader and research collaborator for the Smithsonian Institution since 1984. Recognized for his reverence for both nature and history, Mr. Garry has won the Special Heritage Award from the Old West Trail Foundation in 1983 and has been named an Individual Humanist of Year by the Wyoming Council for Humanities in 1986. Furthermore, he has been recognized in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the West. He has written, co-written and edited several works including, but not limited to, “Buck: Stories by Lloyd Buck Bader,” and “Writing About Wildlife.” Mr. Garry considers writing to be a spiritually fulfilling experience, planning on continuing to write books and tell stories for years to come.

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