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While the Locust Slept

Peter Razor


Native American writer and electronic technician, Peter Razor (b. circa 1938) was in an orphanage during his childhood.

Peter Razor was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. His mother, Mary, who suffered from depression, was sent to an asylum along with her hydrocephalic son, Leonard. Relatives collected Peter’s other brother, Arnold, but Peter was with his father who abandoned him.

Peter was only 10 months old when he was made a ward of the state. He was “committed to the State Public School at Owatonna” 7 months later.

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