Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy birthday, Mari Sandoz.

Historian and author Mari Sandoz was born today in Nebraska in 1896. Despite having a father who considered writers "the maggots of society," she wrote six books dealing with the history of the Great Plains (Old Jules, 1935; Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas, 1942; Cheyenne Autumn, 1953; The Buffalo Hunters, 1954; The Cattlemen, 1958; The Beaver Men, 1964) and also warned about the dangers of American fascism (Slogum House, 1937; Capital City, 1939). She died in 1966.

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