Nebraska Authors

Eleanor Hinman

Born 1899 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Hinman was a close friend of Mari Sandoz, and shared with her a strong interest in anthropology and Native American life. Sandoz's biographer, Helen Winter Stauffer, tells how the long trip the two women undertook through the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana in 1930, visiting the reservations and interviewing Native Americans, helped Sandoz see her way to writing about Native American history. Hinman let Sandoz look over an unsuccessful manuscript on Crazy Horse, overlooked Sandoz's bitter criticism of that work, and encouraged Sandoz to write about him, feeling that Sandoz was better prepared to succeed.
Hinman's career as a journalist included a 1921 interview of Willa Cather for the Lincoln Sunday Star.
The Nebraska State Historical Society has a collection of Hinman papers and correspondence.


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