Nebraska Authors

Roselyn Miller

Born 1936 Martin, SD (USA)

At one time, Miller's father managed a general store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, where Miller went to school with Native American children, her book Prairie Rose is based on her memories of the Pine Ridge. Poor as Church Mice is a fictional account of a 13-year-old girl with three siblings, who came West on an Orphan Train. Miller presents grade school programs on the story of the Orphan Trains.

Places Lived

White Clay, NE (1941-43)
Rushville, NE (1946-48)
Grand Island, NE (1960-72)
Silver Creek, NE (1972-78)
Superior, NE (l978-85)
Osceola, NE (1985- present)
Batesland, Pine Ridge and Martin, SD

Author Of

  • Fiction


historical fiction; children's fiction


Bennett County High Schook, Martin, So. Dak.
1 yr. at Black Hill Teacher's College, Spearfish, So. Dak


Merrick County Social Services Adult in home care
Children's Day Care, self-employed

Places Worked

Hill Crest and Page schools in SD
Merrick County Social Services,
Central City Children's day care


Teaching scholarship in high school from local bank


Poor as Church Mice. 2000. (Illustrated by daughter-in-law Janet Nelson Miller)
Prairie Rose and the Beaded Ant Hills. 2002.

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