S.D. Nelson (1950) is the author and illustrator of Gift Horse: A Lakota Story, published in 1999. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of the Dakotas. His books have received the American Indian Library Association – Honor Book Award 2016; the Spur Award – Western Writers of America 2004, 2006; and the ALA Notable Book Award 2001, 2011.

Nelson is very responsive to inquiries on his website. While researching for the blog I could not find his birth year or the title of his first children’s book. He responded very quickly. I look forward to reading his books.