Nebraska Authors

Paul Goble

Born 1933-09-27 Haslemere (ENGLAND)

Died 2017-01-05
Rapid City, SD (USA)

Artist and Author who specializes in children's books with Native American themes, Paul Goble left his native England to live in the Great Plains, including Lincoln, Nebraska. He was adopted by Oglala Sioux Chief Edgar Red Cloud, who gave him the name "Little Thunder."

Places Lived

Haslemere, ENGLAND
Black Hills, SD
New York
Lincoln, NE
Rapid City, SD

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Visual Work
  • Nonfiction


Children's Fiction; Native Americans; Plains Indians; Native American Legends


National Diploma in Design, 1959, Central School of Art and Design, London, ENGLAND
Diploma with Distinction, Central School of Arts and Crafts, ENGLAND
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD


Industrial Designer
Art Instructor
Free-lance Design Specialist

Places Worked

Central School of Art and Design, London, ENGLAND
Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, London, ENGLAND
Lincoln, NE
Rapid City, SD


Nebraska 150 Books honor for The Gift of the Sacred Dog, 2017
Caldecott Medal, 1979, Best Illustrated Book for Children, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Regina Medal, 2006
Library of Congress' Children's Book of the Year


Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle. 1969.
Brave Eagle's Account of the Fetterman Fight. 1972.
Lone Bull's Horse Raid. 1973.
The Friendly Wolf. 1974.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. 1978.
The Gift of the Sacred Dog. 1980.
Star Boy. 1983.
Buffalo Woman. 1984.
The Great Race of the Birds and Animals.
Death of the Iron Horse. 1987.
Her Seven Brothers. 1988.
Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indian Story. 1988.
Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indian Story. 1989.
Beyond the Ridge. 1989.
Iktomi and the Ducks: A Plains Indian Story. 1990.
Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull: A Plains Indian Story. 1991.
I Sing for the Animals. 1991.
Crow Chief: A Plains Indian Story. 1992.
Love Flute. 1992.
The Lost Children. 1993.
Iktomi and the Buzzard: A Plains Indian Story. 1994.
Adopted by the Eagles. 1994.
Remaking the Earth. 1996.
The Return of the Buffaloes: A Plains Indian Story about Famine and Renewal of the Earth. 1996.
Iktomi and the Coyote: A Plains Indian Story. 1998.
The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman. 1998.
Iktomi Loses His Eyes. 1999.
Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples: Readings in Environmental History. 1999.
Paul Goble Gallery: Three Native American Stories. 1999.
Storm Maker’s Tipi. 2001.
Mystic Horse. 2003.
Song of Creation. 2004.
The Gospel of the Redman. 2005.
All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts About Nature. 2005.
Tipi: Home of the Nomadic Buffalo Hunters. 2007.
The Earth Made New. 2009.
The Boy & His Mud Horses. 2010.

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