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Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Virginia Driving Hawk) , 1933-

Lakota
Sioux

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. She was
the daughter of an Episcopal priest and a Lakota Sioux mother. Sneve received her B.S. and M.Ed. in 1954 and 1969, respectively, from South Dakota State University. She has taught English in public school of South Dakota, and at the Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau. Her career also includes editor at the Brevet Press in Sioux Fall, S.D. Sneve is a member of the board of directors, Native American consortium, Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe; member of board of directors of United Sioux Tribes Cultural Arts; and Historiographer of the Episcopal Church of South Dakota.

Awards and Honors

National Humanities Medalist, 2000
Human Rights Award, South Dakota State Counselors Association, 1996
Author-Illustrator Human and Civil Rights Award, 1996
Spirit of Crazy Horse Award, 1996
South Dakota Education Association Human Services Award, 1994
Native American Prose Award, University of Nebraska Press, 1992

 

(Photo courtesy of Virginia Sneve )

Online resources by or about Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve:

South Dakota Author Given Prestigious Award
Author: Jennifer Sanderson
Type: authorbio
Description: An article by Jennifer Sanderson from the 12/30/00 issue of Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America.
URL: http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues00/Co12302000/CO_12302000_Sneve.htm

State's first recipient of National Humanities Medal - Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Author: Arts Alive Magazine
Type: authorbio
Description: Article from the Winter, 2001 issue of Arts Alive Magazine about the author becoming a National Humanities Medalist.
URL: http://sdarts.org/news_winter2001.php3?scrollTarg=0&s=X&c=x2x&noJS=

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Author: Karen Irene Thal
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.
URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/VirginiaDrivingHawkSneve.html

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Autobiography
Author: Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Type: authorbio
Description: An online autobiography written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, discussing her life and writings and giving advice for young authors.
URL: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~lmon/snevebio.html

Books by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve:

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Apaches
New York : Holiday House, 1997.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823412873

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Cherokees
New York : Holiday House, 1996.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823412148

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Cheyennes
New York : Holiday House, 1996.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823412504

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803292198

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Completing the circle
Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press, 1995.
Genre: Biography
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0803242263

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Dancing teepees : poems of American Indian youth
New York : Holiday House, 1989.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Youth

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Grandpa was a cowboy and an Indian and other stories
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
Genre: Short Stories
ISBN: 0803242743

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Hopis
New York : Holiday House, 1995.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 082341194X

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Iroquois
New York : Holiday House, 1995.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 082341163X

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Jimmy Yellow Hawk
New York : Holiday House, 1977.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823401979

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Navajos
New York : Holiday House, 1993.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823410390

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Nez Perce
New York : Holiday House, 1994.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823410900

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Seminoles
New York : Holiday House, 1994.
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0823411125

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Sioux
New York : Holiday House.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. They Led a Nation : biographical and pictorial essays of 20 Dakota leaders
Sioux Falls, SD : Brevet Press, 1975.
Genre: Biography / Essays
Audience: All Ages

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The trickster and the troll
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 0803242611

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. When Thunders Spoke
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0-8032-9220-1


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