Nebraska Authors

Donna Mae Whitewing-Vandall

Born 1943 Sutherland, NE (USA)

Donna Whitewing-Vandall (Winnebago Sioux) was born in Sutherland, Nebraska, and held degrees from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, where she studied drama, dance, and writing, and from the University of Montana. An internationally published poet and playwrite, she served as executive director of the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairman's Health Board and as cultural liaison for the Dean of Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, Nebraska. Her poems appear in The Whispering Wind: Poetry by Young American Indians (1972), Voices from Wah'Kon-Tah: Contemporary Poetry of Native Americans (1974), and Native American Literature (1999).

Places Lived

Winnebago, NE
Sutherland, NE
Montana
Santa Fe, NM

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Plays

Education

By the time she completed 8th grade, she had attended 14 different schools, public, private and Indian Mission schools
Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM
University of Montana

Occupation

Director of Economic Development at the Winnebago Tribal Office
Author
Artist

Places Worked

Economic Development Department at the Winnebago Tribal Office, Winnebago, NE

Bibliography

Her poetry has appeared in publications such as:
The Whispering Winds. 1968.
The Majestic Rockies. 1973. (National Geographic)
Voices of the Wah Kon Tah. 1974.
Beauty Flows From My House: Native American Woman Speak. 1978.
I Am the Fire of Time. 1978.

Her poetry was quoted in:
The New Indians. by Stan Steiner, 1968. (Contributor)
University of South Dakota Quarterly. 1969.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)

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