Congratulations to Edward J. Driving Hawk and Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, authors of Too Strong to Be Broken (Bison Books, 2020)! Their book is a finalist for the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize.
Each year the Center for Great Plains Studies presents a prize for the previous year’s best book on the Great Plains. The Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize carries a cash award recently increased to $10,000.
Too Strong to Be Broken explores the dynamic life of Edward J. Driving Hawk, a Vietnam and Korean War veteran, chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, former president of the National Congress of American Indians, husband, father, recovered alcoholic, and convicted felon. With the help of his sister, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Driving Hawk recounts his life’s story alongside his wife, Carmen, and their five children.
Edward J. Driving Hawk is a Vietnam and Korean War veteran, former chairman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and former president of the National Congress of American Indians. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is a well-known Lakota writer and a recipient of the 2000 National Humanities Medal. She is the author of many children’s books, and her memoir, Completing the Circle (Nebraska, 1995), won the North American Indian Prose Award.
And congrats to all other finalists!