Mari Sandoz

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Birthday
11, 1896
Birthplace
Hay Springs, NE
Death Date
Mar 10, 1966 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
11, 1896
Birthplace
Hay Springs, NE
Death Date
Mar 10, 1966 (69)

About

An American novelist, biographer, and teacher, she wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians. Her novels and non-fiction works include Cheyenne Autumn; The Beaver Men; Slogum House; and Old Jules.

Before Fame

She took the rural teachers' exam and taught in country schools. Later, she worked for the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Trivia

She published a 1942 biography of Crazy Horse, the famous Lakota tribal leader.

Family Life

She and her five siblings were born in Nebraska to Swiss immigrant parents. She was briefly married to Wray Macumber.

Associated With

She and Juanita Brooks both wrote about pioneer life.