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

The divine enchantment: A mystical poem

ISBN: 0879681683
Release Date: 1974

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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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Life's Lure (Landmark Edition)

ISBN: 0803233337
Release Date: 1991-09-01

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The Splendid Wayfaring: Jedediah Smith and the Ashley-Henry Men, 1822-1831

ISBN: 0803257236
Release Date: 1970-09-01

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Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition

ISBN: 0803283911
Release Date: 2014-03-01

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A Cycle of the West: The Song of Three Friends, The Song of Hugh Glass, The Song of Jed Smith, The Song of the Indian Wars, The Song of the Messiah

ISBN: 080323323X
Release Date: 1992-01-01

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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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Patterns and Coincidences: A Sequel to All is But a Beginning

ISBN: 0826202330
Release Date: 1978-01-01

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Collected Poems of John G. Neihardt

ISBN: 031321025X
Release Date: 1978-12

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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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