Nebraska Authors

Elmer Ellsworth Blackman

AKA: E. E. Blackman

Born 1862-08-16 Davenport, IA (USA)

Died 1942-09-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, NE (USA)

State Archaeologist and Nebraska folklore enthusiast. He contributed articles to numerous newspapers. He was a scholar in an age when it was acceptable to create folklore as well as to research it, and some of his writing might now be called "fakelore."

Places Lived

Raymond, NE
Roca, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Journalism


Poetry; Archaeological and legendary subject matter; Nebraska Folklore


Public schools
Griswold College, Davenport, IA


Teacher Curator of the Nebraska State Historical Society
State Archaeologist of Nebraska


American Association of Museums
Nebraska State Historical Society


Quivera Legends. 1898-1900. (a periodical folklore publication)
Niobrara's love story. An Indian romance of prehistoric Nebraska, of the fabled ancient empire of Quivera. 1900.
Indian Legends. 1920.

Articles included in:
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Lincoln State Journal
The Lincoln Star
Omaha World Herald

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