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Otis W. Leader: The Ideal American Doughboy

About Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer

Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is a story archaeologist. She digs up shards of past lives, hopes, and truths, and pieces them together for readers today. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian honored her as a literary artist through their Artist Leadership Program for her work in preserving Choctaw Trail of Tears stories.

Sarah is the author of the novel Anumpa Warrior: Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I. American Indian doughboys are her heroes. Otis is among her favorites.

A tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she writes historical fiction from her hometown in Texas, partnering with her mother, Lynda Kay Sawyer, in continued research for future works.

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