Nebraska Authors

Stew Magnuson

Omaha native and UNL journalism graduate, Magnuson covered the Whiteclay unrest and controversy for the Christian Science Monitor. His 2008 book The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns was the Nebraska Center for the Book's 2009 non-fiction book of the year, and received recognition from the Center for Great Plains Studies and ForeWord magazine. Magnuson is Managing Editor for National Defense magazine. He has his own website.

At the end of his book, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder, Magnuson acknowledges the "self-taught historians" who "inspired me every step of the way." He lists these as Mari Sandoz, George Hyde, Amos Bad Heart Bull, and Will Spindler.

See also, for Native American subjects: Joe Starita, David Wishart, John R. Wunder and Alan Boye.

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Places Lived

Nebraska
Tokyo, JAPAN
Southeast Asia
Arlington, VA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Nebraska subjects; Native Americans

Education

Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 1987, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Magazine Editor

Places Worked

Christian Science Monitor

Honors

Nebraska 150 Books Honor, 2017, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska Pine Ridge Border Towns
Nebraska Nonfiction Book of the Year, Nebraska Center for the Book, 2009, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska Pine Ridge Border Towns
Finalist, Great Plains Book of the Year, Center for Great Plains Studies, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska Pine Ridge Border Towns
Finalist Texas Book of the Year, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder and Other True Stories from the Nebraska Pine Ridge Border Towns

Bibliography

The Song of Sarin. 2003.
The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns. 2008.
Wounded Knee, 1973: Still Bleeding. 2013.
Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas. 2014.
The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma. 2015.
The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: Texas. 2017.

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