Nebraska Authors

Evelyn B. Hisel

Born 1929 North Platte, NE (USA)

Hisel's work on Mari Sandoz: A Wildflower allowed her to interview relatives, friends and neighbors of Mari Sandoz. She has toured Sandoz country, and is an avid reader of Sandoz's works; Hisel was one of the last beginning teachers in 1947 to be granted certificates with no preparation beyond a high school 'normal training' class. She taught school in the North Platte area for 28 years and was recognized for her teaching at the Garden County Fair when she retired.

Places Lived

Ranch near Ashby, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Nonfiction; Mari Sandoz; Local History

Education

Bachelor of Arts, 1971, Kearney State Teacher's College, Kearney, NE

Occupation

Teacher
Author
Tour Guide

Places Worked

Taught Elementary School: 1947-1975

Honors

Honored during the Garden County Fair for 28 years of teaching circa 1975

Associations

Nebraska Writers' Guild
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society
Nebraska State Historical Society

Bibliography

Mari Sandoz: A Wildflower. 1993. (a biography for children)
Classroom Activity Book for Mari Sandoz: A Wildflower. 1994.

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