The Great Plains © Author Adventures

Paul Goble, Chronicler of Native Americans in South Dakota

Paul Goble (1933-2017) was born and educated in England but made South Dakota his home in 1977. He had a great love for the Native American tribes of the Plains and wrote and illustrated many children’s books about Native American folk stories and traditions. In 1979, he won the Caldecott Award for his book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.

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The South Dakota Art Museum

The South Dakota Art Museum, at the campus of the South Dakota State University in Brookings in eastern South Dakota, is the home of the entire collection of Goble’s art work, which he donated to the museum. Visit the museum and have a look at the work of this writer and artist who lived in his adopted state of South Dakota for forty years.

Brookings has a population of approximately 25,000, which is around 10,000 more residents than when Paul Goble arrived there. Around half of them are students at South Dakota State University.

Also See

The South Dakota Art Museum is the second stop on our South Dakota Author Adventures Trail.

This literary location is slightly beyond the western border of Minnesota so can also be added as a stop on the Minnesota Author Adventures Trail.

Rebecca Blake Beech