S. D. Nelson
An enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, S.D. Nelson has written and illustrated numerous children’s books, including Black Elk’s Vision, Sitting Bull and Red Cloud. He has received two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and two Notable Book Awards from the American Library Association, among other honors. A Flagstaff, Arizona, resident Nelson uses acrylic paint which he brushes, sponges, splatters and sprays to create a contemporary interpretation of traditional Lakota images.
HistoryThe Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
History, TribalBraiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants
Young ReadersRed: A Crayon’s Story
History, Non-FictionLives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble