Awards & Winners

Ralph Hubbard

Date of Birth 22-June-1885
Place of Birth East Aurora
(New York, Erie County, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer
Ralph Hubbard was involved in promoting and preserving Native American culture. He authored Queer Person and The wolf song. Hubbard was born on a Seneca Reservation on June 22, 1885, in East Aurora, New York. As a child he attended Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and as a teenager on a trip to the Western United States he visited the Battle of the Little Big Horn site on one of his summer trips to his uncle’s ranch in Medora. He eventually moved to North Dakota and promoted tribal culture. In the 1920s, he organized Indian dance troupes that toured the U.S. and Europe, and in 1927, he wrote the American Indian Craft section of the Handbook for Boys. Hubbard taught at the State Teachers College in Minot. He built Indian museums at Wounded Knee in South Dakota and at Medora. In 1979, Brian Green wrote a biography about Hubbard titled A Man as Big as the West. Minot State University offers the Ralph Hubbard Scholarship. On May 14, 1983, astronomer Norman G. Thomas discovered an asteroid and named it Hubbard in honor of Ralph Hubbard. On June 2, 2009, the Medora City Council changed the name of South Third Street to Doc Hubbard Drive.

Awards by Ralph Hubbard

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John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Queer Person

Nominations 1931 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Queer Person