Anna Lee Waldo

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Anna Lee Waldo is an American historical fiction author. She is most noted for her novel Sacajawea.


Anna Lee Waldo was born Feb. 16, 1925 in Great Falls, Montana, and grew up in Whitefish.[1] She claims her interest in the subject of Native Americans began as a child when she collected spear points on the shores of Whitefish Lake in Montana and listened to stories of Blackfeet and Crow grandmothers. Growing up though, she was interested and had a talent for science; graduating from Montana State University majoring in Chemistry. She attended the University of Maryland gaining a master's degree in organic chemistry, where she also met her future husband, Willis H. Waldo, a fellow chemist. They had five children together. Prior to her first novel, Sacajawea, she taught at the University of Dayton in Ohio.[2] She has also taught chemistry at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.[3]

It took Waldo ten years to write and research Sacajawea, a 1300+ page book, finally publishing it in 1978. This led to her second novel, Prairie, and finally to her Druid Circle series about a Welsh prince and his travel to North America in the 12th Century.[2]

Literary works[edit]


  1. ^ "Anna Lee Waldo". Fantastic Fiction. Lancashire, UK: FantasticFiction. December 31, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Waldo, Anna Lee (August 11, 2001). "BIOGRAPHY of Anna Lee Waldo". Archived from the original on December 8, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Authors: Anna Lee Waldo". Macmillan. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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