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Mari Sandoz, 1896-1966
Mari Sandoz, 1896-1966

Mari Sandoz Annual Conference in Chadron

Nebraska author Mari Sandoz brought the sandhills history and culture to life in her writing. She was born in May 1896 to Jules and Mary Sandoz. Jules came to Nebraska in 1881 to homestead and was the subject of her book, Old Jules. Neighboring Native Americans were a part of her life as a child and gave her insight that would later help in her writings such asThe Horsecatcher. The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society at Chadron State College conducts an annual young writers' workshop. The project is documented with a videotape of the Society's annual conference.

Originally submitted by: J. Robert Kerrey, Senator.

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