Timeline

1896 Born on May 11
1901 Native Americans became citizens
1904 Kinkaid Act
1908 First short story published
1910 Family moved to Sandhills
1913 July; passed the rural teachers examination. Taught in the Sandoz barn. Attended Chadron State Normal School (now Chadron State College) for one short summer teacher's institute.
1917 U.S. entered World War I
1919 Moved to Lincoln to attend Lincoln Business College
1929 Start of the Great Depression
1929 Winner of Omaha Women's Press Club Award for "Victorie"
1934 Hired by Nebraska State Historical Society with New Deal Funds
1935 First book published "Old Jules"
1938 Lobbied for better conditions for Government Western Archives in Washington, D.C., she considered this her most important work to preserve history.
1940 Moved to Denver
1942 U.S. entered World War II
1943 Moved to New York
1950 Korean War began
1950 Received honorary doctorate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
1955 Spent Christmas in the Sandhills. The highway sign reads "Home of Mari Sandoz"
1959 Featured in a television series about the West
1960 Woolworth's Sit-in
1963 JFK assassinated
1964 Won Western Writers of America "Spur Award" for Best Juvenile Book
1966 Died on March 10