Lydia Whirlwind Soldier

Lydia Whirlwind Soldier
Poetry, South Dakota Authors, Tribal

Born on the Rosebud Reservation, Lydia Whirlwind Soldier is a founding member of the Oak Lake Tribal Writers Society. A graduate of Sinte Gleska University with a graduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, she is best known for her poetry, but is also a non-fiction writer, teacher, business owner and craftswoman, having won first place at the Northern Plains Tribal Arts Exposition for a traditional cradle board. She received the 2015 South Dakota Living Indian Treasure Award in recognition of her preservation of traditional art forms.

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