Nebraska Authors

Kira Gale

Born 1941 Washington , DC (USA)

A champion of Nebraska literary history, Kira Gale was originally an artist who then became an historian. Her 1987 photography exhibit "Old Jules Country" became a touring exhibit, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, in the 1990s and her photographs for that project found a home at the Center for Great Plains Studies and the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. She has served on the boards of the Sandoz Society and the Friends of Loren Eiseley (now the Eiseley Society), and has helped plan literary events sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book. Her books include a guide to Lewis and Clark road trips and a study that suggests the alternative view that Meriwether Lewis was murdered rather than committed suicide.

Places Lived

Washington, D.C.
Chicago, IL
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Painter; Photographer; Nebraska Literary History; History




First Nebraska Literature Festival, Organizer and Chair


Resource Guide to Six Nebraska Authors. 1991. (co-editor)
Lewis & Clark at Council Bluffs. 1999.
Defending the Western Frontier. 2000.
Meriwether Lewis: The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexico. 2015.

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