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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 19

Title

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Papers

Creator

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Dates

1887-2015

Extent

23.84 linear feet (48 boxes) sound recordings, moving image materials, photographs

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve papers. MA 19. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is an American writer of Children's literature. She studied journalism at South Dakota State University. She was an English language teacher in several public schools and editor at the Brevet Press in Sioux Falls, S.D. This collection is composed of manuscripts of books and articles written by Sneve, as well as research materials and correspondence from both publishers and fans. General items include materials related to Sneve's career such as speaking engagements and awards, as well as biographical material, journals, and hard cover copies of many of her books.

Biographical Note

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (s-navy) was born on February 21, 1933 and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. She is enrolled as a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She attended Bureau of Indian Affairs day schools on the reservation and graduated from St. Mary's Episcopal High School for Indian Girls in Springfield, South Dakota in 1950.

Driving Hawk Sneve attended South Dakota State University and graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation, Driving Hawk Sneve taught for a year in White, SD, teaching English and music. The next school year she taught for only one semester at Pierre Junior High School in Pierre, SD. From 1956 to 1964, Virginia made the decision to be a full time homemaker and stayed at home to raise her three children. In 1965, Virginia resumed teaching at Flandreau Indian School teaching English, speech and drama. She eventually became a guidance counselor at the Flandreau Indian School. During this time, she also worked to receive her Master in Education degree from South Dakota State University, which she received in 1969.

In 1971, Driving Hawk Sneve made her first attempt at writing a juvenile fiction book. Her first book was titled, "Jimmy Yellow Hawk." She entered the manuscript for this work in a contest held by the Council on Interracial Books and was the 1971 winner. After winning the award, publishing houses began to contact her about publishing "Jimmy Yellow Hawk." She worked out her own contract with Holiday House, which has handled most of her books of juvenile fiction. In 1972, her first book, "Jimmy Yellow Hawk" and her second book "High Elk's Treasure" were published by Holiday House.

In 1973, Driving Hawk Sneve expanded her writings to include non-fiction. In that year, Brevet Press of Sioux Falls, SD published "South Dakota Geographic Names", which she edited, and "The Dakota's Heritage." She has published more non-fiction, including her history of the Episcopal Church in South Dakota.

Among the numerous awards and honors that Sneve has received for her writing are the South Dakota Governor’s Award in the Arts for Distinction in Creative Achievement, the South Dakota Humanities Council Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award, and honorary doctorates from South Dakota State University and Dakota Wesleyan University. The National Education Association awarded her the Author/Illustrator award in 1996. She was the first South Dakotan to be awarded the National Humanities Medal, presented on December 20, 2000 by President Bill Clinton.

Sneve’s numerous appearances include speaking at literary festivals and conferences and a number of International Reading Association events. She also participated in the National Book Festival in 2002 and the Native Writers Series at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in 2005, both held in Washington D.C.

Driving Hawk Sneve has continued to write to the present time. Her impressive portfolio includes adult fiction, non-fiction, short stories, articles, editorials, and book introductions, in addition to her many works for children. Among these works are the 1995 "Completing the Circle", and "The First Americans Series" on native peoples of North America.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1. Creative writings

Series 2. General material

Series 3. Other writings.

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order within each series.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of manuscripts of books and articles written by Sneve, as well as research materials and correspondence from both publishers and fans. General items include materials related to Sneve's career such as speaking engagements and awards, as well as biographical material, journals, and hard cover copies of many of her books.

The creative writing series is composed of creative works, both fiction and non-fiction. Each creative work may include clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, printer's galleys, proofs, published books, research, reviews, and scripts. The correspondence consists mainly of letters to and from publishers and letters from school children thanking Sneve for writing her book or for visiting their school. Some of these letters include drawings by the school children. Many of the manuscripts are edited and include comments or notes for improvements by the editor. The research material includes notes, collected material and taped interviews. A published book accompanies many of the titles. A video of "High Elk's Treasure" is also included.

The General series is composed of awards, clippings, correspondence, interviews, journals, miscellaneous items, general research, and speaking engagement material. The correspondence is comprised of letters to and from publishing houses, Senator Larry Pressler, other writers such as Bob Karolevitz and Audrae Visser, and personal correspondence. The miscellaneous items consist of a 1901 class photograph of unidentified people, and some teaching aids. An item of note is an audio reel of an interview that Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve conducted with Harold Shunk, a Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent at several South Dakota reservations. The speaking engagement material consists mainly of correspondence that deals with scheduling details, but a few speeches are also included.

The Other writings series is composed of Driving Hawk Sneve's works that are not considered creative. This material includes articles published in newspapers and magazines, scripts for a South Dakota Public Radio program series, a Christian education resource for the Episcopal Church Center, introductions and reviews for other writer's works, newspaper editorials, studies conducted for the Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, S.D., and a contribution to "On the Wings of Peace", a compilation of short stories coordinated by Sheila Hamanaka which benefits world peace organizations.

Bibliography

The Apaches by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.A6 S63 1997
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1997.

Bad River boys: a meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 B32 2005 [also Archives]
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c2005

Betrayed by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 B37 1974 [also Archives]
Publication Date: New York, Holiday House [1974]

The Cherokees by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.C5 S645 1996
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1996

The Cheyenne’s by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.C53 S63 1996
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1996

The chichi hoohoo bogeyman by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; drawings by Nadema Agard
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 C44 1993 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.

The Christmas coat: memories of my Sioux childhood by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 Z46 2011
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, 2011

Completing the circle by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.D1 S6276 1995 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c1995.

Dakota's heritage; a compilation of Indian place names in South Dakota. By Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: E78.S63 S58 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Sioux Falls, S.D., Brevet Press, 1973.

Dancing teepees: poems of American Indian youth selected by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve; with art by Stephen Gammell
Call Number: SD Collection: PM197.E3 D36 1989
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1989

Enduring wisdom: sayings from Native Americans selected by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve; with paintings by Synthia Saint James
Call Number: SD Collection: E98.P5 E53 2003 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c2003

Grandpa was a cowboy & an Indian and other stories by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 G73 2000 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2000.

High Elk's treasure by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Oren Lyons
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 H53 1972
Publication Date: New York, Holiday House [1972]

The Hopis by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.H7 S63 1995
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1995

The Iroquois by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.I7 S625 1995
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1995

Jimmy Yellow Hawk by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Oren Lyons
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 J55 1972
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House [1972]

Lana's Lakota moons by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 L36 2007 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2007

The Navajos by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.N3 S6 1993
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1993.

The Nez Perce by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.N5 S64 1994
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1994

The Seminoles by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.S28 S64 1994
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1994

The Sioux by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Ronald Himler.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.D1 S6277 1993
Publication Date: New York: Holiday House, c1993.

Sioux women: traditionally sacred by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.D1 S61813 2016
Publication Date: Pierre: South Dakota Historical Society Press, c2016

South Dakota geographic names by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk, editor
Call Number: SD Collection: F649 .S56 1973 [also Books/Upper Level; Reference/Main Level]
Publication Date: Sioux Falls, S.D., Brevet Press, 1973

Standing Bear of the Ponca by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Thomas Floyd
Call Number: Books/Upper Level: E99.P7 S836 2013
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2013

That they may have life: the Episcopal Church in South Dakota, 1859-1976 by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: BX5917.5 .S8 S65 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: New York: Seabury Press, c1977.

They led a nation: [biographical & pictorial essays of 20 Dakota leaders] by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; edited by N. Jane Hunt; ports. By Loren Zephier.
Call Number: SD Collection: E99.D1 S63 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Sioux Falls, S.D.: Brevet Press, 1975

The time of the horse and the tribe of the burnt thigh by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 T55 1981
Publication Date: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981

The trickster and the troll by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 T74 1997 [also Books/Upper Level]
Publication Date: Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1997

The twelve moons by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; pictures by Marc Brown.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 T83 1977
Publication Date: [New York]: Houghton Mifflin, 1977

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, reviews and advertising by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N46 V5
Publication Date: [S.l.: s.n., 1976?]

When Thunders spoke by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Oren Lyons.
Call Number: Books/Upper Level: PS3569.N474 W43 1993
Publication Date: Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1993, c1974

When Thunders spoke by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk; illustrated by Oren Lyons.
Call Number: SD Collection: PS3569.N474 W43 1974
Publication Date: New York, Holiday House [1974]

With respect and honor [video recording] by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.
Call Number: SD Collection: E77.2 .A47 2002 v. 3 Video
Publication Date: American Indian History Conference (10th: 2002: South Dakota State University)

Key Words

Driving Hawk Sneve, Virginia, 1933-

Dakota Indians -- Biography

Dakota Indians -- Juvenile fiction

Dakota Indians -- Legends

Dakota Indians -- Social life and customs

Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1865-1865 -- Juvenile fiction

Dakota women

Dakota women -- History

Health education -- Juvenile literature

Indian poetry -- Collections

Indians of North America -- Captivities -- Fiction

Indians of North America -- Fiction

Indians of North America -- Great Plains

Indians of North America -- Juvenile literature

Indians of North America -- Juvenile poetry

Names, Geographical -- South Dakota

South Dakota -- History

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Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Papers Container List. MA 19

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
1. Creative writings11American Indian Princesses' : Correspondence1982-1987
1. Creative writings12American Indian Princesses' : Manuscriptsundated
1. Creative writings13American Indian Princesses' : Published (Country Living)1987
1. Creative writings14American Indian Princesses' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings181Bad River Boys' : Correspondence2002-2005
1. Creative writings182Bad River Boys' : Promotional materials2005
1. Creative writings183Bad River Boys' : Research2003-2004
1. Creative writings184Bad River Boys' : Reviews2005
1. Creative writings171Betrayed' : Book jacket proofsundated
1. Creative writings15Betrayed' : Manuscript1974
1. Creative writings172Betrayed' : Printers proofsundated
1. Creative writings16Betrayed' : Research1973-1974
1. Creative writings17Betrayed' : Text correction proofundated
1. Creative writings18Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman' : Book1975
1. Creative writings19Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman' : General1974-1979
1. Creative writings110Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman' : Revisionsundated
1. Creative writings21Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman' : Script1977
1. Creative writings185Christmas Coat' : Book2011
1. Creative writings186Christmas Coat' : Correspondence from children2011
1. Creative writings187Christmas Coat' : Correspondence with publisher2007-2012
1. Creative writings188Christmas Coat' : Galleysundated
1. Creative writings189Christmas Coat' : Manuscript2006-2011
1. Creative writings1810Christmas Coat' : Reviews2011-2012
1. Creative writings22Completing the Circle' : Book (hardcover)1995
1. Creative writings23Completing the Circle' : Book (paperback)1995
1. Creative writings24Completing the Circle' : Characteristics of Wani (women?)1986
1. Creative writings25Completing the Circle' : Charles Frazier researchundated
1. Creative writings26Completing the Circle' : Children of the Circle1975-1992
1. Creative writings27Completing the Circle' : Clippings1991-1998
1. Creative writings28Completing the Circle' : Correspondence1991-1998
1. Creative writings1811Completing the Circle' : Family biographiesundated
1. Creative writings29Completing the Circle' : Family research1887-1986
1. Creative writings152Completing the Circle' : Family research (audio cassette - 2)1986
1. Creative writings31Completing the Circle' : French researchundated
1. Creative writings32Completing the Circle' : Howe, Frazier, Ross researchundated
1. Creative writings33Completing the Circle' : Jack Frazier researchundated
1. Creative writings34Completing the Circle' : Lakota researchundated
1. Creative writings35Completing the Circle' : Manuscript (edited)undated
1. Creative writings36Completing the Circle' : Manuscript (first draft)undated
1. Creative writings37Completing the Circle' : Manuscript (first submission)undated
1. Creative writings38Completing the Circle' : Missionary researchundated
1. Creative writings39Completing the Circle' : Nordland Heritage Foundation Contribution1987
1. Creative writings191Completing the Circle' : Photographs1942-1977
1. Creative writings310Completing the Circle' : Ponca researchundated
1. Creative writings311Completing the Circle' : Reservation research1937-1978
1. Creative writings192Completing the Circle' : Review1995
1. Creative writings41Completing the Circle' : Santee researchundated
1. Creative writings42Completing the Circle' : Women of the Circle sources1985-1989
1. Creative writings43Completing the Circle' : Women research1985-1986
1. Creative writings151Completing the Circle' : Women research (audio cassette - 1) - June Ross Posey1984
1. Creative writings193Coushatta' : Correspondence1997-2001
1. Creative writings194Coushatta' : Research1992-1998
1. Creative writings44Dakota's Heritage' : General1973
1. Creative writings45Dakota's Heritage' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings46Dakota's Heritage' : Manuscript (First draft)1973
1. Creative writings47Dakota's Heritage' : Printer's copyundated
1. Creative writings48Dakota's Heritage' : Research1974-1977
1. Creative writings51Dancing Teepees : Poems of American Indian Youth' : Book1989
1. Creative writings173Dancing Teepees : Poems of American Indian Youth' : Manuscript1989
1. Creative writings52Dancing Teepees : Poems of American Indian Youth' : Permissions1986-1990
1. Creative writings53Dancing Teepees : Poems of American Indian Youth' : Promotional1994
1. Creative writings195Enduring Wisdom' : Awards - Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Regional Book Award2004
1. Creative writings196Enduring Wisdom' : Correspondence1998-2003
1. Creative writings421Enduring Wisdom' : Galley proofs1999
1. Creative writings197Enduring Wisdom' : Manuscript2000
1. Creative writings198Enduring Wisdom' : Promotional2003
1. Creative writings199Enduring Wisdom' : Reviews2003
1. Creative writings54First American Series : Apaches' : Book1997
1. Creative writings55First American Series : Apaches' : Correspondence1995-1996
1. Creative writings56First American Series : Apaches' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings57First American Series : Apaches' : Research1991-1996
1. Creative writings58First American Series : Apaches' : Review1998
1. Creative writings59First American Series' : Book-of-the-Month Club Catalog1994
1. Creative writings510First American Series : Cherokees' : Book1996
1. Creative writings511First American Series : Cherokees' : Correspondence1994-1996
1. Creative writings512First American Series : Cherokees' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings513First American Series : Cherokees' : Review1996
1. Creative writings61First American Series : Cheyenne's' : Book1996
1. Creative writings62First American Series : Cheyenne's' : Correspondence1995-1996
1. Creative writings63First American Series : Cheyenne's' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings64First American Series : Cheyenne's' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings65First American Series : Cheyenne's' : Reviewundated
1. Creative writings66First American Series : Hopis' : Book1995
1. Creative writings67First American Series : Hopis' : Correspondence1994-1995
1. Creative writings68First American Series : Hopis' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings69First American Series : Hopis' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings610First American Series : Hopis' : Review1995
1. Creative writings611First American Series : Iroquois' : Book1995
1. Creative writings612First American Series : Iroquois' : Correspondence1993-1997
1. Creative writings613First American Series : Iroquois' : Manuscript1995
1. Creative writings614First American Series : Iroquois' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings615First American Series : Navajos' : Book1993
1. Creative writings616First American Series : Navajos' : Correspondence1992-1993
1. Creative writings617First American Series : Navajos' : Manuscript1993
1. Creative writings71First American Series : Navajos' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings72First American Series : Nez Perce' : Correspondence1993-1994
1. Creative writings73First American Series : Nez Perce' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings74First American Series : Nez Perce' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings75First American Series : Seminoles' : Book1994
1. Creative writings76First American Series : Seminoles' : Correspondence1993-1994
1. Creative writings77First American Series : Seminoles' : Manuscript1994
1. Creative writings78First American Series : Seminoles' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings79First American Series : Sioux' : Book1993
1. Creative writings710First American Series : Sioux' : Correspondence1991-1993
1. Creative writings711First American Series : Sioux' : Manuscript1993
1. Creative writings174First Americans Series : Apaches' : Galleys, proofs1996
1. Creative writings175First Americans Series : Cherokees' : Galleys, proofs1996
1. Creative writings176First Americans Series : Iroquois' : Galleys, proofs1994
1. Creative writings177First Americans Series : Navajos' : Galleys, proofs1992
1. Creative writings178First Americans Series : Nez Perce' : Galleys, proofs1994
1. Creative writings179First Americans Series : Seminoles' : Galleys, proofs1993
1. Creative writings1710First Americans Series : Sioux' : Galleys, proofs1993
1. Creative writings712Grandpa was a Cowboy and an Indian' : Correspondence1975-1990
1. Creative writings713Grandpa was a Cowboy and an Indian' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings1910Grandpa was a Cowboy and an Indian and Other Stories' : Correspondence1976-2003
1. Creative writings201Grandpa was a Cowboy and an Indian and Other Stories' : Manuscript1999-2000
1. Creative writings202Grandpa was a Cowboy and an Indian and Other Stories' : Reviews2000
1. Creative writings714High Elk's Treasure' : Book1972
1. Creative writings16itemsHigh Elk's Treasure' : Braille copy (2 books)1992
1. Creative writings715High Elk's Treasure' : Correspondence1971-1995
1. Creative writings716High Elk's Treasure' : Manuscript (edited)undated
1. Creative writings717High Elk's Treasure' : Manuscript (first draft)1971
1. Creative writings718High Elk's Treasure' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings719High Elk's Treasure' : Reviews1972-1996
1. Creative writings81High Elk's Treasure' : Script1983-1984
1. Creative writings203How The Ocean Tides Came To Be'1998-1999
1. Creative writings204I Watched An Eagle Soar' : Mounds Park All-Nations School - St. Paul, MN1998
1. Creative writings82In Addition to Brutality' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings83Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Correspondence1970-1977
1. Creative writings1711Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Galley (first proof)1971
1. Creative writings84Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings1712Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings1713Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Photostat of book jacketundated
1. Creative writings85Jimmy Yellow Hawk' : Reviews1971-1973
1. Creative writings205Lana's Lakota Moons' : Book2007
1. Creative writings206Lana's Lakota Moons' : Correspondence2006-2008
1. Creative writings207Lana's Lakota Moons' : Manuscript2006
1. Creative writings208Lana's Lakota Moons' : Promotional2007-2008
1. Creative writings211Lana's Lakota Moons' : Research, Hmong2004
1. Creative writings212Lana's Lakota Moons' : Research, Lakota1977-2005
1. Creative writings213Lana's Lakota Moons' : Skipping Stones Honor Award2009
1. Creative writings155Medicine Bag' : Audio cassette (Literature and the Language Arts Audio Library)1998
1. Creative writings86Medicine Bag' : Audio cassette (Literature and the Language Arts Audio Library) Correspondence1998
1. Creative writings87Medicine Bag' : Book (Climb the Hill textbook)1987
1. Creative writings91Medicine Bag' : Book (Climb the Hill workbook)1987
1. Creative writings92Medicine Bag' : Book (More Encounters textbook)1995
1. Creative writings93Medicine Bag' : Correspondence1973-1979
1. Creative writings94Medicine Bag' : Correspondence1980-1989
1. Creative writings95Medicine Bag' : Correspondence1990-1999
1. Creative writings96Medicine Bag' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings214Medicine Bag' : Permissions1990-1999
1. Creative writings215Medicine Bag' : Permissions2001-2003
1. Creative writings216Medicine Bag' : Reviewundated
1. Creative writings97Medicine Bag' : Short story1975
1. Creative writings98Mini Book Project : A Dakota Pow Wow ; The Time of the Horse ; The Tribe of the Burnt Thigh' : Correspondence1980-1981
1. Creative writings99Mini Book Project : A Dakota Pow Wow ; The Time of the Horse ; The Tribe of the Burnt Thigh' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings910Reservation' : Correspondence1971
1. Creative writings911Reservation' : Manuscript1971
1. Creative writings912Sad Time' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings4010Sioux Women - Book Review2017
1. Creative writings409Sioux Women - Correspondence2015-2016
1. Creative writings4011Sioux Women - Memorandum of Agreement2012
1. Creative writings4012Sioux Women - Permissions2016
1. Creative writings913Slim Butte Ghost' : Manuscript1984
1. Creative writings914South Dakota Geographic Names' : Correspondence1973
1. Creative writings915South Dakota Geographic Names' : Manuscript (final draft)1973
1. Creative writings101South Dakota Geographic Names' : Researchundated
1. Creative writings102South Dakota Geographic Names' : Reviewundated
1. Creative writings103Sovereigns of the Sioux' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings217Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Book2013
1. Creative writings218Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Correspondence2008-2013
1. Creative writings219Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Great Plains Symposium2015
1. Creative writings221Standing Bear of the Ponca' : I-pad e-book2009-2013
1. Creative writings222Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Manuscript2011
1. Creative writings223Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Pictures2009
1. Creative writings224Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Promotional2013
1. Creative writings225Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Research2009-2011
1. Creative writings226Standing Bear of the Ponca' : Research, Ponca Tribe2009
1. Creative writings104They Led a Nation' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings105Three Lakota Grandmother Stories' : Book1975
1. Creative writings106Three Lakota Grandmother Stories' : Correspondence1971-1975
1. Creative writings107Three Lakota Grandmother Stories' : Manuscriptsundated
1. Creative writings408Topa - Tapun Sa Win : an Educational Exhibit Based on a Lakota Narrative2017
1. Creative writings227Trickster and the Troll' : Award : Finalist Best Western Juvenile Fiction, Western Writers of America (WWA)1998
1. Creative writings228Trickster and the Troll' : Chamber Opera in Two Acts : correspondence2007-2008
1. Creative writings229Trickster and the Troll' : Chamber Opera in Two Acts : signed copy of score2008
1. Creative writings108Trickster and the Troll' : Correspondence1996-2001
1. Creative writings109Trickster and the Troll' : Manuscript (with computer disk)1996
1. Creative writings1010Twelve Moons' : Correspondence1976-1977
1. Creative writings1011Twelve Moons' : Manuscriptundated
1. Creative writings407Wanci- poem in the Great Race: an Exhibit by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City, South Dakota2016
1. Creative writings1012When Thunders Spoke' : Correspondence1973
1. Creative writings1714When Thunders Spoke' : Galley1973
1. Creative writings1013When Thunders Spoke' : Manuscript1972
1. Creative writings1014When Thunders Spoke' : Proofundated
1. Creative writings1015When Thunders Spoke' : Reviews1974
1. Creative writings1016White Man's Bones' : Manuscript (accompanying Maka Sica Photo Exhibit)1987
2. General153ABC's of Pluralism' : audio cassette (tape 1)1978
2. General154ABC's of Pluralism' : audio cassette (tape 2)1978
2. General136Activities : American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL1972
2. General137Activities : Dakota Life, 'A School's Spirit,' St. Mary's Episcopal High School for Indian Girls in Springfield, SD - VHS2003-2004
2. General231Activities : Emmanuel Intercessorsundated
2. General232Activities : Journey Museum, Board of Directors Member1996-2001
2. General233Activities : Journey Museum, Board of Directors Memberundated
2. General234Activities : 'Lakota Culture: An Interactive Multimedia Presentation' - proposal submitted to the South Dakota Humanities Council1995
2. General235Activities : Norway trip2005-2007
2. General236Activities : Poets & Writers Out Loud with Judith Strasser - audio cassetteundated
2. General237Activities : Returning the Gift Project Membership, North American Native Writers Festival1992-1993
2. General238Activities : 'South Dakota: A Meeting Of Cultures, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Talks About Her Writing,' and Arts and Humanities Medals Ceremony - VHS2000
2. General241Activities : 'Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Talks About Her Writing - correspondence1996
2. General242Activities : 'Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Talks About Her Writing - VHS1996
2. General243Activities : 'Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Talks About Her Writing - VHS master1996
2. General244Activities : Women's History Commission2000
2. General245Activities : Women's History Commission - January-June, 20012001
2. General251Activities : Women's History Commission - July, 2001, undated2001, undated
2. General252Activities : Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers1993-1997
2. General111Article about Sneve ('Indian Women' by Bernie Hunhoff)1995
2. General411Awards & Honors : Beaded necklace with bear, turtle, eagle, and buffalo pictographsundated
2. General253Awards & Honors : Black Hills Seminars - Spirit of Crazy Horse Award1996
2. General254Awards & Honors : City of Rapid City - Citizen of the Month1995
2. General255Awards & Honors : Congressional Club Annual Luncheon Honoring Nancy Reagan1985
2. General256Awards & Honors : Dakota State College in Recognition of Her Distinguished Contributions To the Preservation of South Dakota History1982
2. General261Awards & Honors : Dakota Wesleyan University - Honorary Doctor of Letters1979
2. General262Awards & Honors : Girl Scouts of the Black Hills - Women & Girls of Distinction, Rapid City, SD2006
2. General422Awards & Honors : Louisiana State Legislature certificate of commendation for receiving an honorary doctorate from SDSU2008
2. General263Awards & Honors : Miscellaneous1980-2003
2. General264Awards & Honors : National Education Association (NEA) - Author-Illustrator Human Rights Award1996
2. General265Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - Chairman's Forum - VHS2000
2. General266Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - clippings2000-2001
2. General267Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - commemorative certificates2000
2. General268Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - Congressional Record2000
2. General269Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - correspondence2000-2001
2. General271Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - photographs2000
2. General272Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - Rapid City commemorative certificate2001
2. General273Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - scrapbook2000-2001
2. General281Awards & Honors : National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - National Humanities Medal - VHS2000
2. General282Awards & Honors : National Federation of Press Women, Inc. (NFPW) Women of Achievement1975
2. General283Awards & Honors : Oglala Lakota College - Outstanding Part-Time Instructor1987-1988
2. General284Awards & Honors : Rapid City Area Schools - Award of Gratitude from the Indian Education Staff & Title V Parent Advisory Committee1995
2. General285Awards & Honors : Rapid City Area Schools 51-4 - For 8 Years of Devoted Serviceundated
2. General286Awards & Honors : SDIEA - Special Contribution to Education1975
2. General291Awards & Honors : South Dakota Arts Council : Governor's Award in the Arts for Distinction in Creative Achievement2007
2. General292Awards & Honors : South Dakota Council of Teachers of English (SDCTE) - Author of the Year - correspondence1999
2. General293Awards & Honors : South Dakota Council of Teachers of English (SDCTE) - Author of the Year - plaque1999
2. General431Awards & Honors : South Dakota Cowboy & Western Heritage Hall of Fame - South Dakota Writer of the Year - plaque1984
2. General294Awards & Honors : South Dakota Education Association (SDEA)/NEA - Human and Civil Rights Award - plaque1994
2. General295Awards & Honors : South Dakota Education Association (SDEA)/NEA - Human and Civil Rights Award - publicity1994
2. General296Awards & Honors : South Dakota Humanities Council - Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award2012
2. General297Awards & Honors : South Dakota Press Women's Association - Press Woman of Achievement Award1974-1975
2. General298Awards & Honors : South Dakota School Counselor Association (SDSCA) - Human Rights Award - correspondence1996-1997
2. General299Awards & Honors : South Dakota School Counselor Association (SDSCA) - Human Rights Award - plaque1996
2. General2910Awards & Honors : South Dakota State University (SDSU) - Distinguished Alumnus Award1974
2. General2911Awards & Honors : South Dakota State University (SDSU) - Distinguished Native American Alumni Award1992
2. General301Awards & Honors : South Dakota State University (SDSU) - Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters2008
2. General302Awards & Honors : South Dakota State University (SDSU) - Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters - plaque2008
2. General303Awards & Honors : South Dakotans for the Arts and Northern Plains Tribal Arts - Living Indian Treasure Award1997
2. General304Awards & Honors : University of Nebraska Press - North American Indian Prose Award1996
2. General441Awards & Honors : Western South Dakota Child Protection Council - 2012 Strengthening Youth's Stories2012
2. General432Awards & Honors : Western Writers of America - For Outstanding Service to WWA - certificate2001
2. General138Become An Ally To The Native American People,' Dillon Productions - VHSundated
2. General112Bicentennial/American Issues Forum Series1975-1976
2. General305Biographical : 'Author Profile', Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Library Talk, November/December 1994, page 201994
2. General306Biographical : 'Bringing Life To Words' by Shannon Smith, Native Daughters, page 58undated
2. General307Biographical : Five generation family photographs2010
2. General308Biographical : 'Indian Women' by Bernie Hunhoff in 'South Dakota Magazine,' November/December 1995, page 231995
2. General311Biographical : Miscellaneous1978, 2002-2004
2. General312Biographical : 'Real Treasure' by Jennifer Widman in 'Calling Home,' Spring 19981997
2. General313Biographical : 'Some Ancestors of Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve'1999
2. General314Calendar2000
2. General315Calendar2001
2. General316Calendar2002
2. General113Clippings1968-1980
2. General114Clippings1991-1999
2. General317Clippings2000-2012
2. General156Commentary at Indian Awareness Days : audio reel (1), sheetundated
2. General4013Consultant - Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie Legend2016
2. General115Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant1977-1978
2. General318Correspondence1969-1974
2. General321Correspondence1985-1994
2. General322Correspondence1995-1999
2. General323Correspondence2000-2003
2. General324Correspondence2004-2012
2. General325Correspondence : Brevet Press1972-1975
2. General326Correspondence : Brevet Press - Speaking Engagements1973-1975
2. General116Correspondence : Center for Western Studies1983-1987
2. General117Correspondence : Elementary school studentsundated
2. General118Correspondence : General1975-1979
2. General119Correspondence : General1980-1984
2. General327Correspondence : Holiday House1972-1975
2. General331Correspondence : Holiday House1976-1999
2. General332Correspondence : Holiday House2001-2011
2. General333Correspondence : Houghton Mifflin1981-2010
2. General334Correspondence : Karolevitz, Bob1972-1974
2. General335Correspondence : Lampman, Evelyn Sibley1973-1981
2. General121Correspondence : Larry Pressler1976-1995
2. General336Correspondence : Lerner Publications Company1990-1992
2. General122Correspondence : McClanahan & Company1991-1992
2. General337Correspondence : Permissions1990-2012
2. General123Correspondence : Personal1976-1992
2. General338Correspondence : SD Episcopal Diocese1983-1999
2. General339Correspondence : South Dakota State University (SDSU)1951-2009
2. General341Correspondence : University of Nebraska Press1992-2003
2. General342Correspondence : University of Nebraska Press2004-2010
2. General343Correspondence : Visser, Audrae1975-2000
2. General124Dakota Indian Foundation calendar 'Honoring American Indian Women'1993
2. General481Education - Certificates and Diplomas1947-1977
2. General157Harold Shunk conversation - audio reel (1)undated
2. General344Interview : Tisher, Tanya - 'American Indian Women' - audio cassetteundated
2. General345Journal1977
2. General346Journal : 1978-01-01 to 1978-10-041978
2. General347Journal : 1978-10-09 to 1980-12-251978-1980
2. General348Journal : 1980-12-29 to 1984-08-271980-1984
2. General351Journal : 1984-09-23 to 1985-06-081984-1985
2. General352Journal : 2000-08-05 to 2000-12-042000
2. General353Journal : 2004-11-23 to 2005-01-282004-2005
2. General354Journal : 2005-03-04 to 2005-03-082005
2. General355Journal : Travel2000-2003
2. General1715Miscellaneous1901, 1972
2. General125National League of American Pen Women1972-1980
2. General126Native American Public Broadcasting Consortium : 'I Am Different From My Brother'1976-1985
2. General131Native Americans of the 20th Century (Sneve biographical booklet)1976
2. General482News Clippings about Virgina Driving Hawk Sneve1968-2001
2. General132Photographs1997, undated
2. General484Research - Native American History1997-2013
2. General483Research - Native American Women2011-2013
2. General356Research : Boarding schools1982-1995
2. General357Research : Ideas - Jingle dress/star quilt/pow wow/medicine1999-2001
2. General358Research : Legends1928-1981
2. General359Research : Native American authors, biography, auto-biographyundated
2. General361Research : Native American miscellaneous1925-2000
2. General423Research : Native American miscellaneous - newspapers1933-1978
2. General362Research : Native American symbols, pictographsundated
2. General363Research : 'Native Daughters: Oklahoma,' University of Nebraska--Lincoln, NE2014
2. General364Research : Oral tradition1974
2. General365Research : 'Shadows on Glass: The Indian World of Ben Wittick' by Patricia Janis Broder1990
2. General366Research : 'Who Was Sacagawea?' by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin2002
2. General133Research papers on Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (penned by others)1988-1990
2. General367Sioux Indian Cultural Center Projectundated
2. General134Speaking engagements1970-1977
2. General135Speaking engagements1978-1993
2. General368Speaking engagements1993-2000
2. General369Speaking engagements2002-2004
2. General3610Speaking engagements : American Indian Catholic Schools Network Professional Development Conference2015
2. General3611Speaking engagements : Arts Forum - 'What is an American Indian Woman?' KESD audio tape1977
2. General3612Speaking engagements : Book Week, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN1996
2. General3613Speaking engagements : Congress of Indigenous Literature - Guatemala City2001
2. General3614Speaking engagements : Core Knowledge National Conference - Nashville, Tennessee2001-2002
2. General371Speaking engagements : Dakota Conference on History, Literature, Art, & Archaeology - Augustana College - Sioux Falls, SD2002
2. General372Speaking engagements : Devereaux Library, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) - Rapid City1986
2. General373Speaking engagements : Episcopal History Conference - audio cassetteundated
2. General374Speaking engagements : Great Plains Writers Conference, South Dakota State University (SDSU) - Brookings2003
2. General375Speaking engagements : 'Heritage: Clans and Tiospaye' MS Powerpoint presentation about 'Completing the Circle'2007
2. General376Speaking engagements : High Plains BookFest - Billings, MT2002-2003
2. General486Speaking Engagements : Hubbard Lecture, First Peoples of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska2014
2. General377Speaking engagements : Images of Belief, Dahl Arts Center - Rapid City, SD2002
2. General378Speaking engagements : International Reading Association Annual Convention - New Orleans, LA1996
2. General379Speaking engagements : International Reading Association Conference - Chicago, IL2005-2006
2. General3710Speaking engagements : International Reading Association Toronto Convention - audio cassette1994
2. General3711Speaking engagements : John F. Kennedy Library, 'One Country Many Voices' - Boston, MA2007
2. General3712Speaking engagements : Library Associates Spring event Augustana College - Sioux Falls, SD1995
2. General3713Speaking engagements : National Book Festival correspondence - Washington, DC2002
2. General381Speaking engagements : National Book Festival miscellaneous - Washington, DC2002
2. General382Speaking engagements : 'Native Daughters' University of Nebraska--Lincoln, NE2008-2009
2. General383Speaking engagements : Native Writers Series, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - Washington, DC2004-2005
2. General384Speaking engagements : Nebraska Literature Festival - Lincoln, NE1996
2. General385Speaking engagements : 'Notable Episcopal Women: The Feminine Dimension of Church History' - audio cassette1982
2. General386Speaking engagements : Oz Festival - Aberdeen, SD2006
2. General387Speaking engagements : Plains Humanities Alliance 'Regionalism and the Humanities Conference' - Lincoln, NE2003
2. General388Speaking engagements : Plains International Reading Association Regional Conference - Bismarck, ND1996
2. General389Speaking engagements : Plains International Reading Association Regional Conference - Rapid City, SD1998
2. General3810Speaking engagements : SDSU Conference on American Indian History and Culture, 10th Annual - Brookings, SD2001-2002
2. General3811Speaking engagements : South Dakota Festival of Books, first annual - Deadwood, SD2003
2. General3812Speaking engagements : South Dakota Reading Conference - Pierre, SD2007
2. General391Speaking Engagements : Writing for children - speeches1981-1989
2. General485Teaching Career1966-1992
2. General392Unheard Voices on Turtle Island: Native American Authors of Children's Literature in the United States' by Aine J. Norris, page 1951998
3. Other writings141Articles1975-1978
3. Other writings393China in 21 Days,' in 'GCT Insider' (Grand Circle Travel), April 20062006
3. Other writings142Classroom Television Series : 'South Dakota Adventures' (scripts)1980
3. Other writings394Drafts of published articles: 'Special Women,' 'Oyate Nimkte Wacin Yelo,' and 'The White Man's Bones.'1978, undated
3. Other writings395Dried Corn,' in 'On Common Ground Gazette, 1995 edition, page 181995
3. Other writings396Forest Service display - Journey Museum project2001
3. Other writings397Great Prime Rib and Black Hills History at the Fireside Inn,' in 'South Dakota Magazine', January/February 2001, page 172001
3. Other writings424In the Spirit of the Circle' Christian education resource, The Episcopal Church Center1989
3. Other writings398Indian education1970-2001
3. Other writings399Indian education - correspondence and supplemental materials1967-1987
3. Other writings143Introduction to 'Black Hills; or Last Hunting Grounds of the Dakotahs' by Annie D. Tallent1974-1975
3. Other writings144Introduction to 'Legends of the Mighty Sioux' compiled by Workers of the SD Writers' Project1987
3. Other writings145Newspaper editorial (Bill Janklow)1978
3. Other writings146On the Wings of Peace' coordinated by Sheila Hamanaka : contribution1994-1996
3. Other writings1716On the Wings of Peace' coordinated by Sheila Hamanaka : posters (2)1995
3. Other writings401Remembering Minnehaha' in 'Country Living', November 1987, page 721987
3. Other writings147Reviews of other works1974-1980
3. Other writings402Short works : 'Story Tellers,' 'The Indians Are Alive,' and 'The Mission Boxes'1984-2003
3. Other writings403Something To Be Proud Of,' in 'Akweikon', Spring 1993, page 401993
3. Other writings404Standing Bear Introduction in 'My People the Sioux,' University of Nebraska Press2006
3. Other writings148Studies for Flandreau Indian School1964-1985
3. Other writings149Study guide of Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin)1988-1989
3. Other writings405Traditional Family: Tiospaye' in 'A New History of South Dakota,' Center for Western Studies2002-2003
3. Other writings406Twelve Moons,' Harcourt Brace1999

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Crystal J. Gamradt, 1999 May 4. Additions were made by Ruby Wilson, February 24, 2017.