S.D. Nelson

S.D. Nelson
History, Tribal, Young Readers

SD Nelson, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who also has Norse ancestors. He has written and illustrated many children’s and YA books, including Crazy Horse and Custer - Born EnemiesBlack Elk’s Vision, and Buffalo Bird Girl. He has received the American Indian Library Association Honor Book Award and the Western Writers of America Spur Award, among others. Nelson brushes, sponges, splatters, and sprays acrylic paint for a contemporary interpretation of traditional Lakota imagery. 


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