Nebraska Authors

Will H. Spindler

AKA: William Henry Spindler

Born 1899-11-18 NE (USA)

Died 1973-04
Gordon, NE (USA)

Gordon, NE (USA)
Gordon Cemetery

Spindler taught on the Pine Ridge Reservation and self-published a number of books on the Pine Ridge and Sheridan County, Nebraska that are now important sources of local history. (See Stew Magnusen)

Places Lived

Gordon, NE
Saratoga, NE
Spencer, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History--Nebraska; History--Sheridan County; Native Americans; Western Nebraska; Nebraska Sandhills



Places Worked

Pine Ridge Reservation, SD


Rim of the Sandhills : A True Picture of the Old Holt County Horsethief-Vigilante Days. 1941.
Tragedy Strikes at Wounded Knee : And Other Essays on Indian Life in South Dakota and Nebraska., 1955, 1972.
Yesterday's Trails. 1961.
Centennial Prairie. 1965.

See also Harold Hutton for local history with similar themes.

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