John G. Neihardt

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General Information

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Name: John G. Neihardt

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

State Historical Site:

Born: January 8, 1881 in Sharpsburg, Illinois

Died: November 24, 1973 in Columbia, Missouri

Illinois Connection

Neihardt was born in Sharpsburg, Illinois and lived there until he was 10.

Biographical and Professional Information

Over the years, he was a professor of poetry at the University of Nebraska, a literary editor in St. Louis, Missouri, and a poet-in-residence and lecturer at the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Published Works

  • The Divine Enchantment, Gordon Press, 1900
  • A Bundle of Myrrh, 1907
  • Man-Song, 1909
  • The River and I, University of Nebraska Press, 1910
  • Life's Lure, 1914
  • The Song of Hugh Glass, 1915
  • The Quest, 1916
  • The Song of Three Friends, 1919
  • The Splendid Wayfaring, University of Nebraska Press, 1920
  • The Song of the Indian Wars, 1925
  • Poetic Values, University of Nebraska Press, 1925
  • Indian Tales and Others, University of Nebraska Press, 1926
  • Black Elk Speaks, University of Nebraska Press, 1932
  • The Song of the Messiah, 1935
  • The Song of Jed Smith, 1941
  • A Cycle of the West, University of Nebraska Press, 1949
  • When the Tree Flowered, University of Nebraska Press, 1952
  • All Is But a Beginning: Youth Remembered, 1881-1901, University of Nebraska Press, 1972
  • Patterns and Coincidences, University of Nebraska Press, 1978 - posthumous
  • Collected Poems of John G. Neihardt, 1978 - posthumous

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Man-Song (The Collected Works of John G. Neihardt - 27 Volumes)

ISBN: 1582017859
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The River and I

ISBN: 0803283725
Release Date: 1997-06-01

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Indian Tales and Others

ISBN: 0803233183
Release Date: 1988-08-01

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When the Tree Flowered: The Story of Eagle Voice, a Sioux Indian (New Edition)

ISBN: 0803283636
Release Date: 1991-03-01

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All Is But a Beginning: Youth Remembered, 1881-1901

ISBN: 0803283555
Release Date: 1986-04-01

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Literary Awards

  • The Nebraska State Legislature named him “Poet Laureate of Nebraska and the Plains”, a title he held for fifty-two years until his death

External Links

John G. Neihardt on WorldCat

John G. Neihardt on Amazon


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