Mari Sandoz, 1896-1966
Mari Sandoz Annual Conference in Chadron
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
Originally submitted by: J. Robert Kerrey, Senator.
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