Nebraska Authors

Nancy M. Peterson

AKA: Nancy Mayborn Peterson

Born 1934 Scottsbluff, NE (USA)

Peterson's interest in the frontier era led to writing historical articles for various regional publications as well as her Western River Collection and two other books.

Places Lived

Scottsbluff, NE
Gering, NE
Lincoln, NE
Phoenix, AZ
Littleton, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


History; American West; Native American Women; World War II


Scottsbluff Junior College, Scottsbluff, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Freelance writer


Past president of Denver Woman's Press Club and the Denver Branch of the National League of American Pen Women


Western Writers of America
Colorado Author's League
Colorado Women's Press Club
National League of American Pen Women


People of the Moonshell: A Western River Journal. 1984.
People of the Troubled Water: A Missouri River Journal. 1988.
People of the Old Missury: Years of Conflict. 1989.
Voices of the Plains. 1989. (Audio cassette series)
Walking in Two Worlds : Mixed-Blood Indian Women Seeking Their Path. 2006.
Not to be Forgiven. 2013.

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